I don’t know if it is the popularity of Matt Cutts (undeniable if you have every watched the comet trail he has behind him at any search event) or a true desire to input ideas for Google’s next Webmaster Central feature, but Matt has received over a thousand responses in under 24 hours and the news has not even been fully disseminated yet.
Matt added a poll to his call for feature suggestions and as of this blog entry there were over 1200 votes and 107 comments.
The poll options are:
* More information about penalties or other scoring issues
* Tools for detecting or reporting duplicate content
* Show links on your site that are broken
* Score the crawlability or accessibility of pages
* Show PageRank numbers instead of none/low/medium/high
* Tell Google the correct country or language for a site
* Tool to help move from one domain to a new domain
* Diagnostic wizard for common site problems
* Some type of rank checking
* A way to list supplemental result pages
* Show causes of 404 errors
* Option to “disavow” backlinks from or to a site
* Fetch a page as Googlebot to verify correct behavior
* Tell Google a parameter doesn’t matter
* Show pages that don’t validate
* Ability to show/download all pages from a site (e.g. if your server crashed)
* More documentation and examples
* Integrate “Add URL” feature
This is an interesting blog entry and many of the comments are well worth reading.