Getting Google Webmaster Tools Gadgets On Your Homepage

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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:

63 thoughts on “Getting Google Webmaster Tools Gadgets On Your Homepage

      1. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

    1. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

    1. 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.

  5. 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…

  6. 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.

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  8. 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

    1. 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.

  9. 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.

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  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

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  21. 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 ..

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