Webmaster Tools gets a "Summer Shine"

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Google Webmaster Tools team has code names for each update we release. Today's update is aptly named "Summer Shine". Here are a few highlights:

  • Our site selector now lists all verified sites that you own, and allows you to search as you type.
  • You can now block non-home page sitelinks. Before today if you owned example.com, you couldn't block sitelinks for example.com/email.
  • You can now see URL removal requests submitted by other users for any sites you own, and revoke them if necessary. In the past, if another webmaster for your site mistakenly removed a URL on your site and left for vacation it was a difficult process to undo the request.
  • Our "Home" page is much easier to navigate. We now make a clear distinction between verified and unverified sites.

We hope you like the improvements; tell us what you think.