Google Webmaster Tools‘ New Look

Google's Webmaster Central

Finally the announced new look for Google Webmaster Central is live. I visited Webmaster Central yesterday and it wasn’t updated, so please don’t punish me if this is „old“ news…

The Webmaster Central Homepage

I am not sure, but I believe they didn’t only add new icons and changed the overall design, but also added one or two more options. I don’t recall seeing a link to gadgets for your website but maybe it was just hidden in a sub menu.

Overall it makes a really clean and easy to use look. I’m really tempted to try one or two of the new things I see on there…

What’s new on the Tools page?

First of all of course the look. They got rid of the greenish design and moved to the „Google Standard Blue“ as I like to call it. It looks pretty now.

They also changed the navigation and it is way more intuitive now. However, they didn’t add any new features. They only removed the tool rating options and the improved the overview for each category.

What do you think about the new Google Webmaster Central page? Are you using it?

Further Reading: Webmaster Tools by Google

Webmaster Tools by Google

Kristarella at „This and that“ had an interesting article about Google’s Analytics tool.

Although I use my Analytics account on a regular basis, I used it as a reason to have a closer look at my stats. While doing so, I remembered that I also have an account for Google’s Webmaster Tools (including Sitemaps). So I went there and discovered that I forgot to maintain it for quite some while. As I dug through the options and information provided I discovered a lot of useful options and features a webmaster should use.

Google Webmaster Tools

The Overview

The sitemap overview, or dashboard as Google calls it, shows you a list of the domains you added for monitoring.
If you have no domains listed, add one.

When adding one you will have to verify that your are really the webmaster of that site.
There are two methods to verify: Weiterlesen

X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter World – Relaunched

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far way… Star Wars®

Star Wars®

Episode 2007


As the mighty LucasArts™ continues to ignore the calls of hundreds of thousands of X-Wing and TIE Fighter pilots a small group of fearless veterans try to keep all pilots together.

With the attempt to have all the shattered forces and communities meet at one place, the veterans work on showing the evil LucasArts™ that a huge community is out there, waiting for another X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter® or X-Wing Alliance®.

While working on the final goal of a new Star Wars® space simulator game, the veterans, pilots and communities work on mod, improve, edit existing games with the hope that LucasArts™ recognizes the wishes of them…



Today’s featured article is about the on-going Googlemania.

I don’t want to talk about Google itself, I’m more likely interested in sharing my experience with Google and Software provided/made by Google.

So let’s get started with my top 4 of the best software and products made by Google….I know, I know, there are more, but I tested only 4 so far 😉

Against mobile ring tone TV advertisments

Who doesn’t know those annoying advertisements on TV? Like that Crazy Frog, Sweety or whatever.

Ok, back then when the first ring tone ad was broad casted it was cool, but today they ads are getting worse and worse.
Usually, as soon as I see such an ad on TV I switch the channel because I can’t stand it.

Well, quite a while ago there was a website (unfortunately I lost the bookmark to it) which asked you to join their campaign against those stupid, brain damaging. I don’t remember if I joined them, but I did sign their petition. I don’t know if they had success, if you happen to remember the website I’m talking about, please let me know.

However, on that page you were able to download 4 very funny advertisements, copying the ring tone ads. Yesterday I discovered that I still have these advertisements on my hard drive, so I logged in and uploaded it to YouTube.