How to add your WordPress website to google search console?
Do you need to add your website to google search console? If yes, so this tutorial is for you.
In this article, I will walk you through how to get your website up and running on google search console. One of the best resources that google has supplied us with is something called google search console. It is used to be called google webmaster and they have recently renamed it to google search console so you’ll hear both of those terms used sometimes.
So if you are ready, let’s get started:
The first thing you wanna do is you want to make sure that you have a google account and secondly you are logged in. Google search console screen will look the same as is given in the screenshot below.
Once you have logged into your google account head over to Google Search Console, and we need to add our website. As you can in the above screenshot you have two options; DOMAIN and URL PREFIX.
I inserted my website’s URL in the URL prefix and click on the continue button.
Once you add the site now you need to verify ownership and you don’t necessarily have to verify that you own it but just that you have administrative access to the website. They give you a recommended method but look at the alternative methods.
The one that we are looking for is we actually want to just add the HTML tag. So I am going to click on that we need to copy the meta tag.
Insert headers and footers plugin
Now we need to go to our websites’s dashboard. Let’s head over the pugins>add new>search bar>insert headers and footers…
Click on install now. Once it’s installed go ahead and activate it and this just gives you a really simple and easy way to add a meta tag in the header. So go to setting>insert headers and footers
That meta tag which we have copied earlier, let’s go to the header area and paste.
we need to save that click on the save button and settings have been saved. So we have added successfully to our site.
Now go back to the search console area, scroll down, and now we need to click on ‘verify’ now.
Congratulations, you have successfully verified your ownership.
Now we can click on ‘go-to property’ and it’s activated on your site.
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