Today in this article I will show you how to add your WordPress site to webmaster tools. In the course of optimizing or trying to optimize you blog to rank higher in search engines, one important step to note of is adding your WordPress site to Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools).
Many people keep asking “how do I optimize my website and increase my organic traffic?” You are in luck, Using Google
webmaster tools alongside other tips I have provided can be of great help. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of SEO.
Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite fruit drink let’s get started…
First you need to know what Google webmaster tools is all about
So What is Google Webmaster Tools?
According to Wikipedia, Google Search Console (previously Google Webmaster Tools) is a no-charge web service by Google for webmasters. It allows webmasters to check indexing status and optimize visibility of their websites.
Just see webmaster tools as the communication medium between you and Big G(Google) should in case something goes wrong.
In other words it notifies you if there is a problem with your site which is stopping Google from crawling and indexing your pages.
You might want to ask, why do I need to add my WordPress site to Google Search Console? … Good question.
Here is why..
With webmaster tool you can;
- Monitor your site’s performance
- View the search queries that brought visitors to your site
- Submit XML sitemap of your website
- Monitor backlinks
- Identify issues
- Submit content for crawling
- Remove content you don’t want indexed
- It helps Google display the most important content of your website
So if you do not have a webmaster tools account yet, I suggest you get one now. This detailed guide will work you through step by step on how to add your WordPress site to Google Webmaster Tool .
SearchEngineWatch did a great job here on Google webmaster tools.
Follow These Steps To Add Your Blog To Webmaster Tools
Go to Google webmaster tools page, click “Search Console”
Sign in with your Google account
Enter your website/blog URL and click “Add Property”
You will asked to verify ownership of the website
There are two options given here
Html File (via ftp) Recommended
Html Tag (Alternative Method)
So navigate to and click the “Alternative Method”
Click on html tag and copy the code
Go back to your WordPress dashboard
Navigate to plugin and click “Add New”
Search for and install “Header and Footer Plugin by Wp Beginner
Then navigate to settings and click on “Insert Header and Footer.
Paste the copied code and click on “Save”
Go back to Goggle Search Console website and click on “Verify Site” button
You should get a success message like the one below and a mail… Then click “Continue”
Note: When you add your site to Search Console, it may take some time before diagnostic and other data is available. This is normal; it can take some time for Search Console to gather and process data for your site.
That’s it… How you can add your blog to webmaster tools
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