Create your own Google account – Wise up to site performance

| August 31, 2011

Google is still the planet’s best-loved search engine. It’s an excellent source of information about your website too. 
Here are just a few of the things you can find out – and do – with a Google account.

What will a Google account do for me?

  • Do keyword research
  • Get Google to crawl, verify and authorise your site and applications
  • Add a sitemap
  • Check Google Analytics for visitor numbers, time spent on-site, bounce rates  and loads more vital stuff
  • Set up and manage Google AdWords campaigns (Pay Per Click)
  • Set up and manage Google AdSense campaigns
  • Set up Googlemail webmail addresses
  • Create Google blogs (although it’s best to bolt a blog onto your url for SEO purposes)
  • Get help if your site gets ‘sandboxed’ or banned
  • Get advice about removing viruses from your site if it gets hacked
  • Request reconsideration / re-crawl
  • Take advantage of Google Webmaster’s SEO services, tools, blog and business solutions
  • Go straight to the horse’s mouth and explore Google’s massive help centre if things go weird
  • Get involved with Google +1

If you want to give your site a competitive edge, set up an account. You’re worth it!


Category: Google

By Kate Goldstone - ()

Originally from Middlesbrough, I lived in Brighton for many years before moving to North Devon. I’ve had a passion for words all my life and this is my twelfth year as a freelance writer. In my spare time I draw, paint, sculpt, carve wood and rock, garden, read, write poetry and enjoy long distance hiking. I sing and play the recorder. I collect modernist paintings, vintage rugs and mid-century German art pottery. I’m a member of The Poetry Society. And I am an experienced volunteer shepherd, a ‘Lookerer’.

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