Google Webmaster Tools Cleans Up With Dashboards, New Navigation & More

Google announced on the Webmaster Central blog that they have cleaned up Google Webmaster Tools. The three changes include:

(1) Updated Dashboard (2) New Left Hand Navigation (3) Home Compact View

Here is a picture of the revised dashboard:

The new navigation was changed to be more representative of the content and tools within the portal. Google explained:

  • Configuration: Things you configure and generally don’t change very often.
  • Health: Where you look to make sure things are OK.
  • Traffic: Where you go to understand how your site is doing in Google search, who’s linking to you; where you can explore the data about your site.
  • Optimization: Where you can find ideas to enhance your site, which enables us to better understand and represent your site in Search and other services.

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  • Suresh Khanal

    I use Webmaster tools very less often. The changes appear to be more meaningful. I hope it will be easier to tract the performance of keywords much better.

  • stephen_treacey

    I find Webmaster Tools very valuable.  I do not think the changes will make much difference, as the essential components are still there.

  • stephen_treacey

    I like the new interface.

  • stephen_treacey

    I still like & use Webmaster Tools.

  • Rodney

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  • cutey

    It’s much nicer, I just wish they would update the actual data more.

  • Andy Sheridan

    I like the changes – and the 591,214 Not Found errors in your screenshot makes me feel a whole lot better about my 32k :D

  • Funny Jokey

    The new dashboard and features are more helpful than before and i m pretty impressed with the new updates on Google webmasters. Its much easier to navigate than before

  • chandrabhushan90

    HI mate ,

    I like the new change & more helpful new  change webmaster tools.

  • Pradosh

    Now it looks clean and options are easy to reach

  • Betti Fabrizio

    Good!..i like this new interface. Now we can select with more precision every part immediately! Google is very innovator and every time changes the way to use his tools.

  • Posizionamento motori

    Good article. I need to use this tool more frequently! :-)

  • Luis

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  • sithurajkumar nagaraj

    Yeah i was waiting for long time for this left navigation.. 

  • Gouri

    looks better and more user friendly.

  • khanh nguyen

    it is good, and I like it

  • CallMarcus

    For a free tool, it’s valuable and appreciated. Comparing to Bing Webmaster tools and some commercial alternatives, I hope the UI could be more innuative and interactive.

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