Getting Google Webmaster Tools Gadgets On Your Homepage

by Jeremy Schoemaker on August 26, 2008 · 63 comments

I am guessing most of you use Google Webmaster Tools.  You probably set it up like year(s) ago and its just been there running good for you…

Well did you know you can add some quick stats to your iGoogle Google homepage.

Simply go into your account… go down to tools then gadgets:

Then just pick the things you care about:

and WHOLA!!!!!!!!!!.  Now for this demo I made a new tab just to show stuff for shoemoney.com but on 1 tab I have 6 content analysis from all the sites I am closely monitoring.

Great stuff:

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– who has written 2858 posts on ShoeMoney.com.

Jeremy "ShoeMoney" Schoemaker is the founder & CEO of the ShoeMoney Blog, Elite Retreat Internet Conference, & the PAR Program. In 2013 Jeremy released his #1 Amazon Best selling Autobiography titled "Nothing's Changed But My Change" - The ShoeMoney Story. Jeremy currently lives in Lincoln Nebraska with his wife and 2 daughters.


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{ 58 comments }

1 Nick Throlson

Webmaster Tools Very user friendly also cant beat google lol

2 meethere

I have already added the gadget and works cool.

3 Justin Cook

Ha, me too. I added it as soon as it was available. I removed it about an hour later. I realized that I have way too many sites, and I much prefer to just go to Webmaster Tools than try to use a different interface to access the information.

4 Chris Abernethy

I found this awhile back and added to my google page, which is my browser homepage. It rocks! I love that it also provides easy links to each of the sections, which used to be annoying to get to without bookmarking.

5 Hustle Strategy

I haven’t added this yet but need to asap. Seems really cool. Are the updates realtime or close?

6 Agent Magenta

I think some of the updates will depend on how often your page
is crawled – for example the links stats.

7 web hosting rebates

looks great….thanks for posting…I wasn’t aware of this new features…last time I accessed my google webmaster account was months ago

8 Dick

I see this is really quite nice.

9 JumboCasher.com

True, webmaster tools give you access to a large number of vital stats, but these stats are more localized to googles search results. Anyways, Shoe, google has been going around trying to promote webmaster tools on igoogle too… so isn’t this kind of a repetitive post or something?

10 Bulbboy

Repetitive post? Ha, this coming from the 3rd in the top commentators list with 22 comments. Anyone else seeing the humour in this?

:D

11 Sid

Wow I never thought to go look for that. That is way more efficient than logging into my account for a quick 50K view of what’s going on.

12 den

Yeah…nice one shoe. I need to start using that too. Would be nice if they came up with a firefox ext that did everything.

13 Justin Cook

I don’t get it. What could a Firefox extension ‘do’? There isn’t much that webmaster tools ‘does’, it’s more informational than anything.

14 netmeg

but on 1 tab I have 6 content analysis from all the sites I am closely monitoring.

How well do these handle multiple sites in an account? I have something like 120 sites in my GWT account, half of which are mine and half belong to clients. I don’t need to monitor *all* of them to that degree, but there are probably a dozen all told that I have to keep pretty close tabs on.

(Get it? tabs? tabs? ork ork ork)

Hunh, my iGoogle already has eight tabs on it, what’s another one…

15 Online Dividends

Pretty nice Shoemoney, Thanks for the tip. I will look at it more closely.

16 Remkus

That’s a cool tip indeed, but what a way to transform voilá to WHOLA! hehe

17 cheap used cars

Wow cool. I am actually in Webmaster Tools all the time but never noticed this great feature. Thanks J I am goin to set it up now

18 Bryn Youngblut

That is pretty gosh darn awesome, adding that to my igoogle right now.

19 Jarret

Google has really done a great job with webmaster tools. The information that they provide is extremely useful especially the top search queries section.

They just recently released a script to give you a basic 404 page as well located under the Tools section. Considering most sites have a basic 404 page, Webmaster Tools provides a search box and related urls. Wrote a post about it as well as a series on webmaster tools on my blog.

20 Agent Magenta

The 404 page is a nice feature, but I still prefer to not have any 404′s!

21 Dick

I don’t know anything about page 404. What is it?

22 Oozzl networking

If only the webmaster tools pagerank stats would be more accurate

23 Storm

It would be nice to see the folks that created the Adobe Air app for Analytics add the webmaster Tools feateure too, I have never been a fan of iGoogle for some reason.

Storm

24 Elite Blogger

WOW, that looks fantastic. Think I finally found a useful way to use iGoogle.

25 Vacation Rentals

What a great feature. I saw some of the other widgets they offer but hadn’t real explored those items, until now. Thanx!

26 Custom T-Shirts

Hey, great tip. I’ve always wanted something like this for my iGoogle

27 Le Melon

Very cool, thanks shoe!
Is there anyway to add analytics info?

28 Craig

That would be great to have analytics on there as well, maybe even adsense/ad manager data in the future as well would make it easy for quick reference.

29 LetUsReviewIt

Anything Google does they seem to do it the best. The best part is the also do it for free. I just hope once they completly get a monopoly on the market they don’t start adding premium tools and cutting out any useful tools they have now.

30 Noobpreneur

Nice tips, Jeremy – Any ways to put the tool on my blogs/sites?

31 River Girl

Thank you so much for pointing this out. i use iGoogle and have a ton or tabs and gadget, but not this which I could really use! Have it set up already.

32 Zack - Amer1can Paratrooper

I have added this to my igoogle but have have a few complaints. First, i wish there could be more tools for optimizing my sites. Still new to the seo game, I find that some of the tools are not as comprehensive as some that I have seen on other seo sites. Also, with the top ten organinic search placement, I wish you could expand the list and see more of where you are placing with other keywords and etc. Even with these small faults, it is a MUST HAVE for those looking to keep a good eye on their google seo.

33 Rasim

It was nice of you to show the stats for your site. :) Pretty amaizing how you rank so high for some of the keywords. :)

34 Reid

Definitely a useful/productive tip!

35 Patrick

“Anything Google does they seem to do it the best. The best part is the also do it for free. I just hope once they completly get a monopoly on the market they don’t start adding premium tools and cutting out any useful tools they have now.”
I agree totally with this. Analytics and admanager are just 2. Google earth, etc.

36 Big Ben Patton

This saves me from even logging in, just boot up at work, pull up FF and viola its on my homepage. Now if I could just get someone to develop an api for wordpress comments that show on the google home page!

37 Hoor Bano

I am amazed that rather than log into your Webmaster Tools account, you can add the Webmaster Tools gadget to your Homepage and access information from there.

38 Hoor Bano

I am amazed that rather than log into your Webmaster Tools account, you can add the Webmaster Tools gadget to your iGoogle page and access information from there.

39 Majid

I am amazed that rather than log into your Webmaster Tools account, you can add the Webmaster Tools gadget to your iGoogle page and access information from there.

40 soha

It was a very handy feature, maybe google would consider my request.

41 Saad Kashif

This really made a difference in my life.

42 BG Mahesh

But the sharing part doesn’t seem to work. I “shared” a tab with another user and when he logged in he did not see the webmasters tab from my account

43 Gossip

I am trying that new guru provided by Google Webmaster Tool now, thanks!

44 Mubin

Shoemoney, quick question with regards to the search function. Why did you change it from google to lijit?

45 SEO Tricks

WOW! I am using Webmaster tools from such a long time now and never noticed it.. Thanks

46 poor jokes

webmasters tool on google homepage
dats cool

47 SawanM

I’m a sucker for cool and nifty things like this, thanks.

48 Eva White

I found it very useful to link to my blog and my financial interests.It makes the interface much more user friendly.

49 Dustin Cucciarre

Nice quick access to google webmaster tools.

50 Gossip

Google brings more and more gadgets to us these days!

51 jack

I just prefer to log in directly into my account and get all the info I need , putting the widget in igoogle is insufficient to me ..

52 Ways To Earn Online

Thats cool. I use Google webmaster tools. Thanks for the demo.

53 cerita

your site is very useful,but im late…

54 cerita

webmasters tool on google homepage is help me

55 Harish

Google Gadget! I dont use them much

56 Atlanta wedding photographer

i just use analytics….sounds like something I should incorporate into the site. How has this helped bringing people in to rss?

57 blockbuster coupon

I already have all the Google Webmaster Tools.

58 Robert Bloch

Thanks for the article and posts, very helpful to me.

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