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WordPress 2.7 Cookbook by Jean-Baptiste Jung

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Using Google Webmaster Tools

Now that you have created an XML sitemap, you can take advantage of a Google service called Google Webmaster Tools.

As the name says, Google Webmaster Tools is a set of tools and reports that allows you to see how your blog is ranked by Google and what you can do to enhance it.

How to do it...

Once you're connected to Google Webmaster Tools, the first thing to do is to add a site. To do so, carry out the following steps:

  1. Click on the Add Site link to add your blog. Your blog will be instantaneously added, but you have to verify it in order to gain access to all features from Google Webmaster Tools.
  2. To validate your blog, Google will give you the choice between a few methods. Personally, I prefer the Upload HTML file method. ...

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