|How to set up Google webmaster tools for your forum?|
This tutorial explains how to add your forum on Google Webmaster Tools (or GWT)
In order to use this tool, you must have a Google account. If you don't have a Google account, you will be able to create it via the GWT homepage.
What are Google Webmaster tools?
This free tool allows you to get some data about the visibility of your forum on the net. Coupled up with the use of Google Analytics, you will have a great overview of your forum SEO.
How to set up Google Websmaster tools?
First, you should enter the homepage: Google Webmaster Tools
You can change the language easily. You just have to change the language code at the end of the url. For example: English /en, French /fr, Italian /it ...
Add the url of your forum:
2. Recommended methods
Once added, you will get various methods to choose from. The validation of the forum indicates to Google, you are the forum owner
The easiest way to end the process is the select to validation thanks to the Meta Tag.
Don't "verify" for the moment. Just keep this page opened and copy/paste the code You'll need to verify the code once the process over
3. Go to your forum
Once the validation is over, you have to connect to your administrative panel and the Webmaster tool code. Enter your Admin Panel>> General>> Forum Promotion>> Search engine.
Then, add the Meta tag:
Copy-paste the Webmaster Tools code into the fields:
By careful to add the ID without the quote:
4. Webmaster tool
Now, come back to Webmaster tool and verify your code! The tool will recognize your forum and will know you're the owner
5- Webmaster tool Management
Now, you can get all your forum data.
Please note that statistics will be more detailed after few days GWT needs a little bit time to synchronize all your forum data
This tutorial was written by @Buttercup.
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