Google search console is a free tool offered by Google to ensure monitoring and maintenance of their search presence and rankings of the website. It consists of many tools, each tool with its uniqueness caters to different needs to requirement for an overall growth of the website. If you are serious about your website and if you want to make it grow, it is very important to get your basics right. Adding your website to Google search console is one of the basic actions you need to take to ensure growth of your website in the long run. In the following we will show details on how to add a WordPress Site to Google Search Console.
If you are using a WordPress website, setting up Google search console with your website is not a tough nut to crack. If you know what to do and how to do, it will become a piece of cake for you. Now let’s have a look at the step by step guide on how to add google search console to WordPress website.
In order to do that, the very first step you will have to take is to go to ‘Google Search Console.’ Click on the “Start Now” button of the page to get started with your set up.
After clicking the start now button, it will take you to a window where you will have to log in to the website using your Gmail account. After logging into the site, you will be asked to put your website URL. However, there are two ways to ensure verification of the website. You can verify using your domain name and also by using the URL of your website. It is recommended to use the website URL because the process is much simpler.
Ensure you are using the correct URL. In order to be sure about the URL you are using, you can take the help from your WordPress dashboard. You can go log in to the WordPress dashboard and go to Settings > General page and find your website URL. It will show your website URL in the correct format. You can simply copy it from there and paste it in the Google Search Console.
Once you have inserted the correct URL in the Google Search Console setup wizard, hit the “Continue” button to go on to the next step. In this step, Google will require to verify the owner of your website. This can be done in many ways but we will recommend using the HTML tag method due to the ease of implementation of the method.
However, if you do not get a “Success message” there are some issues with the WordPress. Most likely Google Search Console did not find the updated version of your website. In this case, you can simply clear the cache of your WordPress and try again. This time it is most likely to generate the desired outcome.
Once your website is added with Google Search Console i.e. webmaster tools, you will be able to access the dashboard by clicking on the “Go To Property” button and see the detailed insights from your website.
After accessing the dashboard of Google Search Console, you can get detailed insights and information regarding how your website is performing, what are the updates, the indexing of your pages, get insights on traffic and much more. Please note that it will take at least one week for Google to crawl into your website and generate the required insights. You have to wait till it gets all the necessary information to provide you with valuable insights.
These are the simple steps you can follow to add a WordPress Site to Google Search Console.