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Should I put my website on Google Webmasters?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Michlap, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. Michlap

    Michlap Regular Member

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    Should I put my website on Google Webmasters?

    How else will I find out if my website has been hit?

    Because I see some people receive emails from Google - the only way I can receive these emails is by joining Google webmasters?
     
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    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    If you suspect your website has been hit then yes add to GWT and check. You can always take it off again once you have confirmed either way.
     
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  3. ChanzGrande

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    Thanks for your feedback on this issue drogon. In your experience have you seen negative SEO effects after doing this sort of thing assuming you did use some PBN links or other artificial link building measures?
     
  4. Michlap

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    Yes, this is what I meant.
     
  5. Michlap

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    No I don't. Should I not put it on GWT then? Not worth it?
     
  6. zigzag

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    I don't think putting your site in GWT will give you any negative SEO effect, but from other threads I've read is if you have several sites in your webmasters tool and you did something shady with one of the sites and google penalized it and investigated it you've probably put all your other sites in jeopardy just by associating them all in the same GWT. Just 1 site in a single GWT I would imagine would not have any effect on the site, that particular site will be penalized whether its in there or not.
     
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    There's not really any reason to remove your site after you add it.

    Putting your site on Google Webmaster Tools doesn't give Google ANY information that they don't already have about your website, unless you put multiple websites on the same webmaster tools account. All the data that Google displays in Webmaster Tools is data that Google already has on your website, Google is just sharing the information with you! The only exception is if you have multiple websites and you post them on the same Google account.
     
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    Not worth it then. And no, no negative effect by adding to GWT and then taking it off.
     
  9. Michlap

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    Why do people initally add their website to GWT?
     
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    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    No one knows this for sure either way...and i would rather not use it given the choice. There might be extra info G can pull from your site it does NOT share with you!
     
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    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    It gives you access to the tool which may or may not be useful to you. Eg, track links, kws, get a site or url indexed faster, set geo targeting (target specific countries) etc etc.
     
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    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    This post is 100% correct.
     
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    No worries, you can put your site in Google webmaster tools.
     
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