Major Improvements to Google s Webmaster Tools

April 3rd, 2007

I just logged into Google's Webmaster tools, where you can supply an XML sitemap of your website to help them better understand your site's structure, and they've made some major improvements.

First thing I noticed was that the site seemed to perform faster - maybe this was a result of my network getting upgraded, but it raised my awareness.

The second thing I noticed, which is the major improvement, was the new "Links" tab at the top menu. This will allow you to see backlinks to your site's pages. This information used to be public via the search engine, but was abused and thus not updated with full disclosure.

Thanks again Google! :-)

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