Before I discuss the different webmaster tools, I will itemize first what can the webmaster tools offer your website.
- First, these tools are free.
- You are allowed to submit your sitemap.
- There’s a chance to claim ownership of your website once you sign up.
- Next, these webmaster tools give their assessment on how to further improve your site.
- Additionally, reports are given to visually see the website’s performance.
- You will also be notified if there are crawling and indexing problems.
- Having said that, you can submit pages manually to the search engine’s index.
- Lastly, your link profiled will be evaluated.
Google Webmaster Tools
Of course, no one in world who doesn’t know about the Google webmaster tools. When you are the leading search engine, it’s impossible not to stand out.
The Google webmaster tools is now officially called the Google Search Console.
For Google successfully crawl your website, have your sitemap ready for submission. Here are the things you need to do:
- Go to the Google Search Console and upload your sitemap.
- For more information on how to build sitemaps, please read this guide.
Bing Webmaster Tools
Bing may only come second to Google, but it doesn’t mean that it’s automatically bad. To be honest, they still offer great optimizations tips that will make your website emerge on top of the Bing Search Results. As a matter of fact, Bing even encourages its users to submit their new website content using the Bing Webmaster Tools. In Google a strong and well-established website can only accommodate 10 URLs a day. However, Bing takes it a notch higher because it lets you submit up to 10,000 URLs a day.
In Bing’s Webmaster Guidelines, a feature that’s different from the rest is social media. It plays an important role in order for a website to appear in the top search results. If you need to know more about the Bing Webmaster tools, proceed to this link.
Yandex Webmaster Tools
Next on the list is Yandex. For a company to own more than 65% market share in Russia, it’s no surprise that they have their own webmaster tools. If you don’t already know, Yandex is the most famous search engine in Russia. Even though you are NOT based in Russia or planning to expand in Russia, it is still a good investment on your part.
Yandex Webmaster is the most comprehensive webmaster tool aside from Google. So, if you plan to improve your SEO in other parts of the web, give Yandex a try. This tool ain’t just made exclusive for the Yandex universe!
Yahoo Webmaster Tools
Sadly, Yahoo discontinued its own webmaster tools. Today, the Yahoo search results are powered by Bing. For you to know if your website ranks well on Yahoo, you have to go to the Bing Webmaster Tools.
Baidu Webmaster Tools
Lastly, there’s Baidu! If Russia has Yandex, China has their own too. That is the form of Baidu! Similar with the webmaster tools mentioned above, the Baidu Webmaster tools are ready to aid Chinese webmasters in appropriately optimizing a website for the Baidu search results. Website admins can submit any new content links, see their website stats, and strengthen backlinks.
Reminder though, Baidu is strictly in Chinese. However, if you want to expand and try your luck with the Chinese audience, it’s a pretty good start. To begin the process, you need to visit the Baidu Webmaster Tools and sign up for a new account.