Yes, I know this sounds a bit overwhelming, but a productive website is an ongoing task, always with room for improvement. Google Search Console (previously called Google Webmaster Tools) is a very helpful tool and registration is completely free. (Embedded videos don't show in the email subscription of ASK Harriete. Go to the actual post.)
Every year, during the quiet of the holidays, I work on improving my website. This is the perfect time to catch up and gain more visibility for your work online. Over the next couple of weeks, ASK Harriete will offer easy tips to help your website achieve better SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
Whether you have a blog or website, one site, or 1,000 sites; Add your site to Google Search Console (previously Google Webmaster Tools). Learn with me as I discover how to use these tools. They can be as important to today's online savvy artist as the paintbrush, scissors, or saw.
Verification of your site can be "tricky" for amateurs. It took me several tries.
These tools are not just for professionals. I am largely self-taught, learning by using tools and services on the web. If I can do it, just about anyone could. The Google Webmaster Academy has tutorials for reference as well. Below is an older video Google Webmaster Tools (now called Google Search Console) that describes some of the webmaster tools and how they benefit your site. (I noticed that the videos don't show in the email subscription of ASK Harriete. Click on the link provided instead.)
Now time to improve my website's visibility and find mistakes with me on ASK Harriete. (I already fixed 13 errors this afternoon.)
This post was updated on July 2, 2022, to provide current links.