Google Webmaster Tools Says "You Have More Sites" To Add

Nov 3, 2010 • 8:03 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

If you login to your Google Webmaster Tools account, you may be prompted to add more sites to your account.

When I logged in this morning, I saw:

You have more sites!

You're also a verified owner of these sites. Would you like to add them to your Webmaster Tools account?

This was followed by a list of domains and then two buttons:

  • Add selected sites
  • Always add

Here is a picture:

More Sites: Google Webmaster Tools

I should note that many of these were the non-www equivalent of sites I have already added to my Google Webmaster Tools sites list. It is best practice to add both the www and non www.

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Comments:

Brendan O'Connell

11/03/2010 12:25 pm

Yup, I got the same message when I logged in last night. Some for the non www version of sites I already owned.

Zeyad

11/03/2010 12:33 pm

yea i too had the same message. does the webmaster results show different results for a "wwww" and a "non www" site.

Alistair Lattimore

11/03/2010 12:43 pm

Who says it is best practice to add both www/non-www to your account? Conventional wisdom is to permanently redirect one of those to the other, why wouldn't you do that?

Barry Schwartz

11/03/2010 12:54 pm

Setting a preferred domain most of the time requires you to verify both non and www. See http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=44231

Robert Eisenstein

11/04/2010 03:11 pm

So what shou;d I do? Click OK?

Franchise Guy

11/09/2010 04:14 pm

I got the same message in GWT for the non-www versions of my sites. So the idea is to add both the www and non-www, so you can set the 'preferred domain' on both subdomains?

LinkChina Wholesale

04/25/2011 08:00 am

It is really an useful function.

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