- Webmaster Tools
Some search engines provide webmaster tools that give you detailed information and statistics about how they see and crawl your website. In order to access most of the features, you will have to verify your sites. Covers Google Webmaster Tools, Bing Webmaster Center, and Pinterest Site Verification.
- Verifying your Domain with Google
When you try to verify your domain name with Google Webmaster Tools or Google Apps, it may recommend to you that you verify your domain name by uploading an HTML file. Since we don’t allow you to directly upload files to WordPress.com, here are steps you can follow to verify your domain name using DNS […]
- Connect a Google+ Page to your Blog
Linking a WordPress.com blog to your Google+ page gives your business or brand a boost by providing Google additional information in improving your site’s relevance in the search results. Moreover, the connection helps your customers and fans find your website more easily. The first step is to verify your blog on Google Webmaster Tools. In […]
- Search Engines
This support page covers why your blog might not be in Google, how to include your blog in — or remove your blog from — Google search results after changing your privacy settings, and meta tags and sitemaps.
Plugins are tools used to extend the functionality of the WordPress platform. However, they are only applicable to self-hosted blogs and web sites using the WordPress.org software. Plugins are not permitted here at WordPress.com for various security reasons.
When it comes to sitemaps, there are three basic types; Site Index, XML Sitemaps for Search Engines, and News Sitemaps, all of which are outlined in this support doc.