With Webmaster tools, you are going to have to set up a property with your domains name. You should set up a property with www.domainname.com amd domainname.com and choose which one you prefer the most. Webmaster tools will work with that to get you the real time information you would like to see about your accounts.
I am setting up workhomebusinessideas.com right now and thought I would share with you the process.
Long onto Webmaster tools
As you see, I have several properties I am keeping an eye on. I am sure I don't have nearly as many as some people do. Just a few for me! I would get too confused! LOL
To add your property you want to click on the Red Button that says "Add A Property"
This will bring up a screen that looks like this:
Fill in your Domain information and click on the Blue ADD button.
Once you hit add, you will be taken to a page that will ask you to Verify site Google Webmaster Tools. This is very important. It helps build trust between you and google that you honestly do own your domain. Trust is the key to everything! The more google trusts you, the higher your articles will rank!
Here is the Verification Page:
Follow all the instructions on the page to get your site verified. You need to make sure you do this for the domainname.com and the www.domainname.com. Once you have them both verified, you can pick which one you would prefer as your main. I usually pick the one without the www. No reason other than I am lazy and that is three less digits to type 🙂
You should get this screen!
Click on continue and you will be taken into the domain through the webmaster tools so that you can index and crawl your site.
Be sure to go through the menu and get your Fetch and Index started on your site. It is pretty self explanatory. I will do another lesson on just doing that if there is a need for them. Let me know in the comments!