How to Add WordPress Website to Google Search Console in 2020

In this guide, you will quickly learn how to add your website to Google Search Console. OK, Let’s jump into the actual operation steps.

how to add website to google search console

In order to know our blog or website indexing status and optimize visibility of your site, you should add your website or blog to the Google Search Console, which is a useful free tool for the webmaster. In this guide, you will quickly learn how to add your website to Google Search Console. OK, Let’s jump into the actual operation steps.

First, log into the Google search console account.

log into google search console account

Second, fill in the website domain for verifying ownership.

Before doing this verify step you should already have connected your website with Google Analytics, if you haven’t, you can check this guide of how to add your website with Google analytics.

fill in the website domain for verify

Complete the verify and the method was by connect with Google Analytics, otherwise you need use other verify method. After verify then you can click the Go the property to submit your website sitemap.

complete verify ownership

Third, submit your website sitemap to Google Search Console.

Go to the website dashboard and find the Yoast SEO plugin. Choose the General >>Feature tab and find the XML sitemaps and click the “?”, you will see as below image, click see the XML sitemap, you will redirect to your website sitemap generate by Yoast SEO.

find the sitemap url

Redirect to website sitemap as below image shows, copy the browser website address to submit to Google Search Console.

copy the sitemap url

Forth, submit website sitemap to Google Search Console for Google crawl your website

complete submit the sitemap to google

After you successfully add your website to the Google Search Console, you will receive notification from Google if your site has index problems. Also, you can check your website performance in the Google Search Console backstage.

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