How do you login to google search console and verify your own website?
Google search console is one of the most important SEO tool that helps webmasters optimize and monitor the health of their websites.
Newbie marketers overlook the importance of this tool in helping them drive traffic back to their site.
Because it literally shows you how users are finding your pages, it should play a key role in your traffic-driving strategy.
What Does The Google Search Console Do?
- It drives more traffic to relevant pages.
- Boosts your CTR rate.
- Improves your adwords campaign.
- Uses the index coverage tool to boost traffic.
- Improves website user experience.
It also has tools that lets webmasters:
- Submit and check a sitemap.
- Check and set the crawl rate, view statistics about when googlebot accesses a particular site.
- Write and check a robots.txt file to help discover pages that are blocked in robots.txt accidentally.
- List internal and external pages that link to the site.
- Get a list of links which Googlebot had difficulty crawling, including the error that Googlebot received when accessing the URLs in question.
- Set a preferred domain which determines how the site URL is displayed in SERPs.
- Highlight to google search elements of structured data which are used to enrich search hit entries.
Now that we know everything about google search console, its time to login and verify our blogs/websites.
- Go to google search console.
- Use your gmail account details to login. If you don’t have, create one here.
- On the page, enter your domain name, click/tap continue.
Here, we can choose to verify in 3 easy ways. By using HTML file, a code, or a text record for your DNS.
To start with the verification process, Let’s begin with the first one.
Method 1: Using HTML file
- Download the HTML file
- Open the cPanel of your hosting provider, eg; https://xxxhd.com/cpanel,on the dashboard, click on file manager.
- Look for public HTML folder and then upload the file you downloaded. Do not rename the file or alter anything, otherwise this method won’t work.
- Click on verify on your search console.
Method 2: Using HTML tag
Adding a meta tag to your sites homepage:
- Copy the meta tag and paste it into your site’s homepage. It should go in the <head> section before the first <body> section.
- Click verify.
Note: Do not remove the code until the verification succeeds.
Method 3: Using text record for your DNS
- Sign in to your domain name provider (eg: GoDaddy.com or namecheap.com).
- Copy the text record into the DNS configuration for your site.
- Click/Tap verify to continue.
Note: This may take up to 1hr or 24hrs to finish the process.
If Search Console doesn’t find the record immediately, wait a day and then try to verify again.
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