In this article, you will learn how to add your site to Google Search Console.
As a website owner, you want to increase the website traffic, as it’s the intention of anyone. To do this, typically, the easiest method is increasing the rank of your site in SERPs. As you know in these days, it has become a tough task to rank your site on the first page of search engine result pages.
As it is said, a drop of one placement of SERP may cause them to lose thousands of dollars in sales, and they may visit your competitor’s website and buy products from them and subscribe to their mailing list.
There are many search engines like Yahoo, Baidu, Yandex, and Bing to make it easier for people to find solutions in a matter of seconds. But as we know, Google is the primary search engine used by billions of individuals all over the world every day.
In a previous SEO article, I have explained to you how to submit your site to multiple search engines and provided a few tips about search engine submission. If you didn’t read the particular post, I’d suggest you read that article.
All the blogs and websites should have to follow Google’s guidelines to receive decent traffic from their searches.
So you have to identify all updates roll out by Google.Google Panda, Google Penguin, and also Hummingbird updates are key factors that decide where your web pages rank on SERPs.
Google Search Console (previously Google Webmaster Tools) is the key asset for any webmaster. You can use this invaluable SEO tool to find tons of chances to improve your website SERP rankings. Here are a few of those advantages you get using Google Search Console.
- Increase website traffic: Literally Google rules the web. Every update made by them directly matters to Internet Marketing and even offline marketing. So, you can stay up to date with current SEO trends, updates and increase website traffic accordingly.
- Get noticed what you should do for your site: Google helps your site to grow. Yes, that’s true. In Google Search Console, you can find a few valuable tools to improve web appearance and minimize errors.
- Control search engine listings: – Yes, you can remove any URLs from Google SERP that you think shouldn’t appear. If Google shows site links for your website in SERPs and you don’t want a certain page to listing there, you can devote it to the Google Search Console.
- Check which keywords that drive traffic to your site: – Recently, Google stopped showing the top keywords that generate more traffic to your website by displaying (Not provided). Once you connected your Google Analytics account with Google Search Console, you can analyze these major keywords and keyword phrases through your Google Analytics dashboard.
- Google Fetch as Googlebot: Google’s URL Inspection tool helps you to manually submit a URL to Google Index. Learn more.
- And Much More…
As you noticed, to get the best from Google you must verify your site ownership with Google Search Console. In other words, you must submit your website to Google. So if you’re thinking.“
So if you’re thinking “How do I submit my site to Google,” this short SEO tutorial will be helpful. Keep in mind, every authority website and blog make use of Google Search Console to improve their search engine rankings. So don’t underestimate its value and usefulness and most importantly, it is one of the
So don’t underestimate its value and usefulness and most importantly, it is one of the best FREE SEO tools you can find on the Internet today.
The Complete Guide To Submit Website to Google Search Console
OK, let me tell you something here. You have to create a Google account to submit your site to Google. One Google account handles all services like Google Docs, Gmail, search history, and also Blogger.
Step #1: Go to the Google Search Console over here and sign up by using your existing Google account credentials.
Step #2: Click on the ‘Add Property’ button.
Step #3: Then you will see a pop-up box, where you have to enter the URL of your website. You will be given two choices:
- Domain — All URLs (ex: UpContests.com, help.upcontests.com, enter.upcontests.com)
- URL prefix — Only URLs under the defined domain
Step #4: Once the domain name is added, you will be seen on another screen. That shows how you can verify your domain on Google.
It will have two sections: Recommended verification method and other verification methods.
Among those methods, you can use any of the methods to verify your website. If you are using the first alternative method, ‘HTML tag,’ you just need to place the script only on your homepage above the </head> HTML tag. You can do this easily, by adding the snippet to your blog theme.
If you already added the Google Analytics scripts or installed the Google Tag Manager on your site, it’s very easy to verify site on Google Search Console.
Step #5: In the last step, click on the “Verify” button. If all are done correctly, you should see a success message.
What to do Next
After verifying your website ownership with Google Search Console, you have to add a sitemap. By adding a sitemap, Google can find the content architecture of your website. That way Googlebot will crawl your website more efficiently. Below are a few articles on adding a sitemap to Google Webmaster tools.
Now you verified your site on Google. Once you have verified your websites and weblogs, you can manage those by logging to webmaster tools account.
In the beginning, you will not see the traffic reports, ranking status. But after a few days, you should see all those statistics on your dashboard. Also, you can find out which keywords drive most of the traffic to your blog and which keywords rank lower on SERPs. So you can optimize those keywords in your blog posts and increase the search engine rank position.
Don’t stop by verifying your website with Google Search Console alone! Follow these guides to add your site to other search engines.
- Bing Webmaster Tools: Control over search appearance in Yahoo and Bing search engines.
- Baidu Webmaster Tools: Drive target traffic from Baidu, a Chinese search engine.
- Yandex Webmaster Tools: Make sure you get quality traffic from Yandex, a Russian language-based search engine.
Adding your site to Google is just another step only. There are lots of things you can do to increase the traffic to your site from Google. Here are recommended articles to read:
- SEO Tips for Blogger (Blogspot) sites — If your site is made on the Google Blogger platform, follow the steps in this guide to optimize your site for search engines.
- SEO Tips for Tumblr blog
- How to find high search low competition keywords
- How to check competitor website keywords
- How to use Semrush for website
Conclusion on adding your website to Google Search Console
In this short tutorial, I explained to you how to submit your website to Google and verify your ownership quickly within just a few minutes. You can find a few helpful tutorials under the Search engine optimization posts category on Pitiya and by using the search box.
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