Google Webmaster Tools Adds Top Pages Queries & URL Redirects

Dec 13, 2010 • 9:19 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

One thing I know SEOs and Webmasters cannot get enough of is analytics tools. Google announced a Webmaster Tools Holiday Update that gives SEOs and Webmasters a nice treat. They include:

(1) Top Page Queries in Query Reports (2) URL Redirects in Link Reports

Top Page Queries in Query Reports:

In the past, Google only showed you your overal top queries. But now you can break down your top queries by your "top pages." So you go to the search query report and then click on top pages.

Top Pages Google Webmaster Tools

Then you can click on any of the URLs below in the report to see the top queries leading to that page via Google.

Top Pages Google Webmaster Tools

Then, clicking on a query will show you full details specific to that page.

Top Pages Google Webmaster Tools

You can also do more advanced filtering now by type of search, by location and by traffic amounts in addition to the date filters.

Top Pages Queries Filter

URL Redirects in Link Reports:

Google also decided to show and include URL redirects in the link reports. Google said, Links to your site now shows when a particular URL redirects. If there's a link to your site that links to URL1 which then redirects to URL2, we are now showing the link from URL1 to URL2 as an intermediate link. We also added a "Download all links" option to all the tables in the links to your site feature.

URL Redirects Google Webmaster Tools

Very nice update Google.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help and WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Simon

12/13/2010 02:31 pm

I'm glad google are finally listening to us. This ability to drum into the data google has helps us SEO's greatly.

SEOBOT

12/14/2010 04:35 am

G Always great move ahead....

Carly

12/14/2010 08:57 am

Look like quite useful updates. Anything can show how people find your site could be utilised to increase exposure.

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