Google Updates its Webmaster Tools Guidelines

Last month Google updated its webmaster guidelines, these are guidelines on how to improve your website for the Google search engine. Most of the changes didn’t come as a surprise but it’s interesting to take a look over what’s new and updated. Line one of Google’s Guidelines says it all: “following the General Guidelines below will help google find, index and rank your site.” That’s the most important bit for your average Google webmaster tools user. But if you are thinking of pushing the boundaries, the second part of the webmaster guidelines come into play: the Quality Guidelines. In this update there weren’t too many changes made, but they outline the banning offences and what is considered as spam. If you’re new to webmaster tools there’s some simple do’s and don’ts from Google: Do make pages primarily for users, not for search engines. Do think about what makes your website […]