Matt Cutts has published a post on his personal blog, asking for feedback on how Google can improve the Webmaster Tools in the coming year i.e. 2014.
The Google Webmaster console allows webmasters to verify their website and also send alerts, when a manual webspam action is taken against the site. In the recent months, Google has improve the way it used to alert users about website security issues by adding videos & resources to help webmasters, in case their website is hacked. Improvements have also been made on how a site owner can view the backlink pointing to his site.
Matt in his blog post has also pointed out that the team has spent hours in doing Google+ Hangouts for websites and has published 500 webmaster videos to help the site owners. He has also thrown an entire list of possible suggestions with some of them being:
- Making Google Authorship markup easier for the website owners
- An improvement in reporting of spam and other errors
- Inclusion of checklists for new businesses that have just started
- Addition of tools to report duplicate content and faster bulk URL removal
At the end, Matt has put a disclaimer:
"To be clear, this is just some personal brainstorming–I’m not saying that the Webmaster Tools team will work on any of these. What I’d really like to hear is what you would like to see in 2014, either in Webmaster Tools or from the larger team that works with webmasters and site owners".Matt Cutts Invites Suggestions to Improve Google Webmaster Tools in 2014!,