I happened to get to know
Google Webmaster Tools,
Google Analytics and
Google Authorship Markup when I try to tweak my
Octopress website. Found that Google is really doing lots of interesting things for our websites, I will share some useful tips and links here.
Google Webmaster Tools
Go to Official Webmasters to get started, first try to look around to know what
Webmasters aims to do. After that, login to Webmaster Tools , add your website by clicking
Add Website, then verify the website according to the hints.
As long as you have claimed the owership of your website, you can see the dashboard for detailed information. You can submit your
sitemap, see the
search query statistics, the status of your website.
Explore more to find something more exciting:–)
To be more professional, see Webmaster Guidelines.
Even better, Google Analytics will let you know every single click from users to your website. See Analytics features for complete lists to know what
Analytics can do. Initially set up for commercial use or marketing promotion, we can adapt this technique to our personal website.
Also, look carefully about
your website report, I bet you will find something interesting. For developers, there are Developer Guides & Reference for Google Analytics.
Well, it would be cool to attribute the article or post to its author, Google Authorship is the one who helps.
As for me, I verified my authorship through my Email related to my domain bought from name.com. Simple Enable
Email Service through the domain dashboard, you can set up a forward Email for your owned domain Email address.
FeedBurner is a service for
RSS subscribe. It’s flexible enough and ease your pain when switching domains.
After you add your blog to feedburner, it supports
RSS readers by default. So if you want your readers to subscribe through their Emails, go to your feeds and click
Publicize, then click
Email Subscriptions, down the page to click
Active to make the service alive.
See other tabs of your feeds, there are really lots of for you to tweak and play with.
When you find blogging more interesting and part of your life, it’s time to give an eye for your website status and traffic. I used to blog for just expressing myself, but now I also tend to write something that readers would enjoy.
Hope this post would get you to know with the Google tools that you can use and make you a better blogger:–)