Google Webmaster Tools is a no-charge web service by Google for webmasters. It allows webmasters to check indexing status and optimize visibility of their websites. It has tools that let the webmasters:
- Submit and check a sitemap.
- Check and set the crawl rate, and view statistics about how Googlebot accesses a particular site.
- Generate and check a robots.txt file.
- List internal and external pages that link to the site.
- Get a list of broken links for the site.
- See what keyword searches on Google led to the site being listed in the search engine results pages and the click through rates of such listings.
- View statistics about how Google indexes the site, and if it found any errors while doing it.
- Set a preferred domain (e.g. prefer example.com over www.example.com or vice versa), which determines how the site URL is displayed in search engine results pages.
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