Google announced they’ve updated the navigation within Google Webmaster Tools and have also added a new “search appearance” pop up that should help novice webmasters.
The new navigation was redesigned and structured to be in the order of “the stages of search,” said Mariya Moeva, Google Webmaster Trends Analyst. The structure should make it easier and more logical for webmasters to work with. Google explains what each section contains:
Google also finally added the ability to access the administrative functions to a gears icon at the top right of each profile. Account-level admin tasks including setting user permissions, site settings, and the change of address feature can now be found in that gear icon in the top right corner of the page.
This is the list of items as visible to site owners, such as “full” or “restricted” users will see a subset of these options. Depending on your level of access, will determine what options you see in this menu.
Google added a new “Search Appearance pop-up” that is aimed to make it easier for new webmasters to visualize how your web site will appear in search results. It is also aimed to make it easier for webmasters to learn more about the content or structure changes that may help to influence each element.
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