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think any weight is given to Webmaster tools verification?
mike2010




msg:4641376
 11:40 pm on Jan 30, 2014 (gmt 0)

wondering thoughts on total amount of sites verified on both / or either Google Webmaster Tools ....and Bing Webmaster Toolbox.

For instance, if you own 20+ domains...and verify them on both of the sites above...if any minor weight is added to all your sites in general, just for owning so many ?

thought about it today, but doubt we'll hear anything official on this ?

 

GoNC




msg:4641390
 2:02 am on Jan 31, 2014 (gmt 0)

I have 46 sites verified in Google Webmaster Tools. I haven't noticed any weight being given, so if there's anything then it's minimal.

mike2010




msg:4642136
 4:51 pm on Feb 3, 2014 (gmt 0)

any other insight ?

creative craig




msg:4642140
 5:13 pm on Feb 3, 2014 (gmt 0)

Are you suggesting that because you own 20 domains and have them all verified in Google webmaster tools that you would get a boost (however small) in your rankings?

GoNC




msg:4642167
 7:12 pm on Feb 3, 2014 (gmt 0)

That's how I took it, Craig.

Thinking about it, doing that would be counter-productive. Domain squatters could have thousands of domains, and if verifying them gave weight then you would see a bunch of "buy this domain" sites at the top of every search.

brotherhood of LAN




msg:4642169
 7:28 pm on Feb 3, 2014 (gmt 0)

Seems like the barrier to entry is too low for it to be of any value in being a signal. Google isn't really getting any other information than "you have access to the servers hosting these sites".

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