How to Add & Verify Website at Google Webmaster Tool



Hello Friends are you looking for tutorial to learn how to add your newly created blog/website to Google Webmaster Tools and verify your ownership then don’t worry just read this article till end because in this post I will tell you each and every step from adding the domain till verifying the domain from the domain name provider.

What is Google Webmaster Tool or Google Search Console?

Google Search Console is a free tool provided by Google that helps the website admin to track the performance of his/her website and help them to grow by providing detailed information and errors that exist in the website.

Struggle of every new blogger is to rank the website so that more and more traffic can be generated but many of them fail to know the defects in their site that prevents it from ranking in Google search engine result page.

Google Webmaster Tool helps such new bloggers to debug and find the errors that persist in their website and solve them.

Benefits of Adding Website to Google Search Console

  • It provides detailed performance report of your site which includes all the keywords on which your website is currently ranking, how much impression your website has got on certain keywords and what is the position of your website on Google search result page on each keywords.
  • It gives the detailed information of number of backlinks that website has build and their sources.
  • The most important benefit of search console is that with the help of webmaster tools we can index new post ULR instantly by requesting Google to index new submitted URL fast.
  • This tool also gives an idea about your website behavior on different devices and tells how we can improve our site user interface.
  • Here you can submit sitemap of your website so that search engine bots can crawl your website easily.
  • Robots.txt file can also be edited in webmaster tools which allow and disallows the search bots from crawling certain pages of your website.
  • It provides the feature of removing outdated content even we request Google to instantly remove any URL from the search result.


How to Add New Property to Google Search Console

Before adding any new domain to Search Console make sure that you have a Gmail account which will be used to login into your search console account.

Step-1: Open Google Chrome browser (for best experience) on your computer and then visit here https://search.google.com/search-console.

Step-2: Login in to Search Console with your Google account credential.

Step-3: Now select property type – Here you will get two options to add URL or to add URL prefix.



  • Domain


If you want to add all the versions of your domain that is www, non-www, http and https under single property then you can use this option. The plus point of this option is that you don’t have to verify different versions of your domain separately.
It allows single verification method with the help of DNS configuration.

  • URL Prefix

In this option only those version of the URL will be added that is submitted by you rest are ignored.
It has multiple verification methods.

Step-4: Now you have to select the first option and enter just your domain like spoturtrain.info and click on the continue button.

Step-5: Now a box will open that will ask you to verify domain ownership via DNS record.

Step-6: Copy the TXT record and without closing the current tab open new tab to sign in into domain name provider



How to Verify Domain Ownership via DNS Record

Step-1: Login into your domain name provider website like Godaddy, Namecheap etc. (I am taking namecheap in this case).

Step-2: Once logged in click on the manage button in front of your domain whom you want to verify at search console.

Step-3: Now from the click on the Advanced DNS option.

Step-4: Under DNS Configuration click on Add and select record as TXT, enter @ in the host and then paste the TXT record that you have copied from the above steps and the click on save.

Step-5: Now return back to Google Search Console Tab and click on verify button and wait for verification.

Step-6: If verification fails then wait for at least 1 to 2 hours because in some case it may take time to verify however the verification process is very fast.

Conclusion

Once the domain is verified wait for at least 2 to 4 days for the data to process. After 2 to 4 days return back to check the performance for your website.

This tool will help to grow your site by providing you detail keywords for which you website also rank for and when you include these keywords in your article then it will improve your ranking.

With SEO point of view this tool is very helpful to grow your business and keep an eye on entire site.
Thank You

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