A WordPress Beginner’s Guide to Google Search Console

Google Search Console is a free service from Google. It gives you detailed information about your website’s traffic and visitors. By this valuable information, you can tune up your website to get higher standings in Google search results. Let’s discover how to begin to use Google Search Console in 4 easy and short steps.

Step 1 :

If you want to benefit from Google Search Console, the first thing you have to do is to have a Google Account.

If you don’t have a Google Account, look at this post  (You don’t need to read the whole post. What you required is at Step 2). To get a Google account is pretty easy. Just fill out a form with several basic questions.

Step 2 :

After you create a Google account, log in to Google Search Console.

Step 3 :

Now, you should add your website to Google Search Console. Click the “Add a Property” button (It is the red button at the upper right side of the page).

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A pop up window will appear.

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Write your website’s address. Beware that www.yourwebsiteaddress.com and yourwebsiteaddress.com will be detected as different sites by Google. So choose the appropriate one that you want to be considered.

Click “Add” button.

Step 4 :

Now, you need to verify the ownership of your website.

Google wants to be sure about that you are the one who you claim to be. To verify your website you have several options. For a quick reference read this post (Just jump to Step 3 section)

After you verified your domain name, it will appear in the middle of the page. Click it;

Now you can see the dashboard of Google Search Console.

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In this dashboard; There are different functionalities such as search appearance, search traffic, google index and crawl which are all designed to help you have a better understanding of your website’s traffic.

Now, you are ready to prob the details of the Google Search Console.

Tolga Ayan

Writes articles about WordPress, CSS & Related Web Technologies. Resident of Alpharetta, GA.

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