Google Webmaster Tools GData API updated with 'geo location, preferred doman, site settings'

Google updated their “Webmaster Tools GData API” to allow you to get even more out of Webmaster Tools, such as setting a geographic location or your preferred domain. GData, it's a protocol for reading and writing data on the web. The new features are: Crawl Rate: You can request that Googlebot crawl your site slower or faster. If […]

Google updated their “Webmaster Tools GData API” to allow you to get even more out of Webmaster Tools, such as setting a geographic location or your preferred domain. GData, it's a protocol for reading and writing data on the web. The new features are:


  • Crawl Rate: You can request that Googlebot crawl your site slower or faster. If you host may sites on the same server, updating all sites at the same time is now a trivial task.
  • Geographic Location: If your site is targeted towards a particular geographic location but your domain doesn't reflect that (for example with a .com domain), you can provide information to help determine where your target users are located.
  • Preferred Domain: You can select which is the canonical domain to use to index your pages. For example, if you have a site like www.example.com, you can set either example.com or www.example.com as the preferred domain to use.
  • Enhanced Image Search: Tools like the Google Image Labeler allow users to tag images in order to improve Image Search results. Now you can opt in or out for all your sites in a breeze using the Webmaster Tools API.

More info: Webmaster Tools GData API | Java client library | GData