Google WebMaster Tools / Search Console

Change of site address

Go to settings in the top right (the cog icon)

Select “Change of Address”

Enter new address and go through the relevant checks

 

Changing Crawl Speed

crawlrate

Apologies for the yellow screenshot – I used Flux  to cut out all the blue light from my monitor.

To change the crawl speed

Go to the gear icon in the top right

Then site settings

Then click the “Limit Google’s maximum crawl rate”

wmtcrawlspeed

Submit Sitemap

Go to:
Crawl
Sitemaps
Add/Test Sitemap (red button in the top right)

Fetch as Google

Make sure Google can crawl your pages, and then submit the URL to the index.

Go to:
Crawl
Fetch as Google

 

URL Parameters

This is used for ecommerce sites and sites with complex navigation.

More info here – http://www.silkstream.net/blog/2013/11/google-webmaster-tools-parameters-tutorial.html

 

For a brief overview of the basic functions of WMTs, here’s my professionally made video:

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