Webmaster Tools Update Adds Revamped Navigation, Dashboard, Compact View for Homepage Site-list

Google Webmaster Tools bringing along with its spring cleaning a few changes that include: an updated navigation, revamped dashboard, and a compact view for the home page site-list."We've regrouped the features in Webmaster Tools to create an improved navigation structure (shown on the left-hand side of the above image). We distinguished the following groups: Configuration, […]

Google Webmaster Tools bringing along with its spring cleaning a few changes that include: an updated navigation, revamped dashboard, and a compact view for the home page site-list.

"We've regrouped the features in Webmaster Tools to create an improved navigation structure (shown on the left-hand side of the above image). We distinguished the following groups: Configuration, Health, Traffic and Optimization. Each group represents a related set of functionality. Some features were slightly renamed, such as HTML Suggestions became HTML Improvements, however the functionality remains the same," wrote Kamila Primke, Software Engineer, Webmaster Tools.

The new Dashboard at the top now show recent, important, prioritized messages regarding a site. "Just below that, you'll find another section which provides a brief summary of the current status of your site. There are three widgets displayed: Crawl Errors, Search Queries and Sitemaps, each representing a different navigation group: Health, Traffic and Optimization (respectively). With the new Dashboard, we've surfaced more messages and charts to let you see how your site is doing at a glance," Primke explained.

Finally, those who manage a large number of sites can choose to view site-list in a 'Compact' layout, without the large site-preview thumbnails. If, you want the more expanded layout you can always switch back.

Take a quick look before diving into the details.

Here's the new sample Webmaster Tools Dashboard:

New Google Webmaster Tools Dashboard

…and, Compact layout of the Home page:

New Google Webmaster Tools Compact layout of the Home page