Hello friends, today’s article is especially for beginners. Google Search Console is the first step to do after starting the blog.
Today I am going to show you how to get started with Google Search Console.
If you are a beginner in blogging and looking for rank your blog earlier in the future, this article is for you.
Google Search Console is a very important and intelligent tool provided by Google for us. There are so many uses of it.
But I am telling some basic and beginning points. These points are very important to you. It will help you to make your blog search engine friendly.
Let starts with understanding the Google Search Console.
What is Google Search Console?
Google Search Console is a tool. You can increase your website’s visibility in search engine by using this tool.
There are so many tools are attached with Google Search Console. The other name of it is Google Webmaster tools.
You can learn great deals of information about your website. It is a free service provided by Google.
How many people are visiting your website, how could people find your website, how many people are finding your website on the mobile device, which page of your website is more famous this all information can get from this tool.
Let begin the first task to do with Google Search Console-
Add and Verify Website in Google Search Console
If you have started a blog or website earlier then you will have to do this task first. Because Google Search Console measures your site’s problems and many things on your website.
Therefore you have to add your website here. Many people are doing span with anybody so you have to verify your website or blog.
This processes will be done in a few minutes. It is a very simple process.
Verifying website is finding you as the owner of your website. Therefore it is an important one.
How to Add Website in Google Search Console?
I am telling step by step information. You have to follow as like that.
Step 1: Go to Google Search Console
Step 2: Login with Google Search Console
Step 3: Click on Add A Property
Step 4: Enter your website’s URL
Step 5: Click on the Add button
If you are using the blogger to manage your website or blog, it will get automatically verified. But you need to use the same id for a blogger account and Google Search Console also.
Here is the one more way to enter in Google Search Console. The way is in your blogger account. Here is no need to login in Search Console. You will automatically log in.
For going through this way you have to go to the setting menu of your blog. After that, you have to go to Search and Preference setting of your blog. Here you will get the special option to directly enter in Google Search Consol.
If you are not using blogger to manage your website, you will have to verify ownership of your website. Or If you are using another id to add your website in your Google Search Console account, you will need to verify ownership of your website.
To verify the website ownership you have to follow the following methods-
Upload HTML file
This is the first and recommended method to verify your website. If You choose the upload HTML file method, you got the download HTML file option. You have to simply download the HTML file. Now upload it specified location as per instruction.
Don’t change any alphabet in the HTML file. You have to upload it without any changes in the downloaded file.
If you do any smallest change in that file Search Console is not able to verify your website.
After Adding the HTML file you have to click on the Verify button.
If the file uploaded successfully, you will introduce with a verified page.
If you have verified your website by this way, don’t delete the HTML code from your website.
This method is the easiest and simplest method to verify the website owner.
This method comes under Alternative method. You cannot see it in the Recommended method.
For this method, you should click on the Alternate method and you will see the HTML tag option.
Here you have to click on HTML tag and the HTML code will open. Now copy the code carefully. No one alphabet should be excepted. You have to put this code between <head> and </head> in your website’s HTML file.
After this simple process, you have to do the final step. That is clicking the Verify button.
This is the way of HTML tag by which you can verify your website ownership.
Once your website verified by Search Console, Don’t remove the code from your website.
Domain name provider
Domain name provider is the simple method to verify your website with Google Search Console. For applying this method you have to contact the website of your domain.
By this method, you prove not only the ownership of your website but also it proves the ownership of all subdomain which is associated with your domain.
This is a great method to verify the website if you have a big website.
For this method, you have to click on the Alternate method. This option is placed in the Alternate method. You can see this option in the Recommended method.
After that, it will ask you to choose your domain provider. You have to choose the correct option (godaddy.com). If your domain provider is not available in the list you have to click on other.
After that, you will get the instruction for how to create a DNS TXT for domain provider of yours.
If the option DNS TXT is not working with your domain provider you have other option named as CNAME record.
Google analytics is the other one code method to verify the website. This is also an easy method for you. You have to simply copy and paste the code. The code using in this method is known as a tracking code.
If can find this option in Alternate method only. It is not placed in the Recommended method. You have to click on the asynchronous tracking code.
Now you have to copy this code and paste it in your HTML file of the website.
Remember this tracking code should be paste between <head> and </head> of your website XML code.
Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Manager is also an easy way to prove your ownership for your website. But it is not a short method. It is a long method compare to other above methods.
I recommend all method except this method because many people are not able to complete this method.
Go through other methods of verification.
These are the methods by which you can prove your ownership for your website. Website ownership is not the only work of Google Search Console.
There are so many other uses of it. This uses will help you to improve the SEO score of your website. I will write the important uses of Google Search Console as per people’s experience.
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