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Drupal 6 Search Engine Optimization by Ben Finklea

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Google Webmaster Tools

If you've got a site that shows up in Google then you need a Google Webmaster Tools account. The Google Webmaster Tools provide you with detailed reports about your pages' visibility on Google. It's one of the most direct ways that you can communicate with Google about your site. It allows you to upload an XML sitemap, see if there are any problems with your site and fix them. It even lets you control the Google spider so that it doesn't drag your site down with constant visits.

To use the tool, you need to verify your site. Fortunately, there is a great module called the Site verification module that helps you verify your site with the search engines. It was created and is maintained by Dave Reid. Thanks, Dave! You'll always ...

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