Tag Archives: sitemaps

Increase Your Web Presence with Google Webmaster Tools

It’s one thing to get your site showing up in Google. It’s another thing to make sure you get all your pages into Google.

The easiest way to do this is by using an XML sitemap & Google Webmaster Tools (GWT).

GWT allows you to analyse your website from the Google Bot’s perspective to ensure that all your links are working, your meta tags are not duplicated and many other things such as setting the rate at which bots visit your site.

All you need is a Google Account & access to the HTML of your homepage.

Once you’ve signed in, it’s fairly easy to follow the on-screen instructions to setup your domain.

Google will index your pages, and you can also use your sitemap on Yahoo!, Live and other search engines.

If you dont have it already, get Google Webmaster Tools now!

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My 7 Must-Have Plugins for WordPress

I make sure I use these on ALL my WordPress blogs. I use many more, but this is a list of plugins that I think anyone who is serious about maximising the potential of their blog should be using.

All in One SEO Pack
Google Analytics for WordPress
Google XML Sitemaps
TweetMyBlog!
wp-cache
Add to Any: Share/Bookmark/Email Button
YARPP

If you have others that you believe are essnetial and should be mentioned then leave a comment and I shall consider updating this list.

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