Google Webmaster Tools (Google Search Console) is the important tool for the SEO aspects because it is a free tool. Google Search Console will give you all kind of details about your website. So first you should know about What is Google Webmaster Tools and How to Verify Google Webmaster Tools with WordPress website or blog.
What is Google Webmaster Tools ( Google Search Console)?
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Google Webmaster Tool is a free tool. It is renamed as Google Search Console in 2015. It allows a webmaster to check the indexing and optimizing the visibility of the website. You can index your website with the sitemap submission. So you should use this tool to get website index early in the Google SERP ( Search Engine Result Page).
How to Verify Google Webmaster Tools With WordPress Website or Blog: 3 Best Methods
Step 1: Sign in with Google Webmaster Tools. Search Google Webmaster tools on Google and Click the first link otherwise click https://www.google.com/webmasters/.
Step 2: Click Login and Login with Gmail Id and Password.
Step 3: Then Click Add a Property on the right side.
Step 4: When will you click Add A Property then you will put your Website URL then Click Add.
Step 5: Click Add then it will give your Verify methods. Google Webmaster will give you two methods Recommended methods and Alternative Methods.
a. Recommended Method:
In the Recommended method, you have to download the HTML Verification File. Upload this file to the root directory ( public_html) in cPanel of the website through FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and you can also upload through cPanel.
Check the given URL after upload the HTML file. If this file shows then the property is verified.
Fill Captcha and Click verify then it shows Congratulation method and ask to continue. This method is recommended but for beginners, it is not easy to understand. So we will move forward to alternative methods.
b. Alternative Methods:
Alternative methods, it will give you four methods to verify your website property.
1. HTML Tag
2. Domain Name Provider
3. Google Analytics
4. Google Tag Manager
1. HTML tag or Meta tag Verification with WordPress Website or Blog:
This is the easy method to approve the google webmaster property in WordPress. It will give you a meta tag like this and you will paste the meta tag in your website.
a. Click on HTML Tag then it will give you a meta tag.
b. Copy the Meta Tag and Paste it in your website.
How to Verify Webmaster Property through Putting Meta Tag in WordPress?
Step 1: Login your WordPress Dashboard and Click Appearance. In Appearance, you will find Editor. Click Editor. ( Appearance>Editor).
Step 2: Go to the header.php file which is present in the theme file on the right side.
Step 3: Paste the Meta tag after <head> tag and update the file then it will show the Congrats Message and ask to continue. It will verify the webmaster property and you can perform other tasks.
Step 1: Install the Yoast SEO plugin if not installed otherwise go to Yoast SEO.
Step 2: When you will click on Yoast SEO then go to General. In General setting, you will see three option Dashboard, Features, Webmaster Tools.
Step 3: Go to Webmaster Tools. Paste the Webmaster Meta tag in Google Verification Code.
Google Webmaster Meta Tag is like this.
<meta name=”google-site-verification” content=”7C74WmQV2mFBahYwRAjPG8sRUVkOcpEs7RIsfSfw_JQ” />
Put this code ( 7C74WmQV2mFBahYwRAjPG8sRUVkOcpEs7RIsfSfw_JQ) in Google Verification Code section of Yoast and click Save Changes. Then Go to the webmaster and click Verify. Your website is added to Google Webmaster Tools.
Step 1: If you have not any coding knowledge of WordPress then you will install the Simple Header Footer HTML Plugin.
Step 2: Activate this Plugin.
Step 3: Go to Settings and Click Header and Footer HTML.
Step 4: Paste the Webmaster Meta tag in Start of <head> tag section then click Save Changes. Go to Webmaster and Click Verify. Your property will be verified.
So these are the three best methods to verify the webmaster property in WordPress Website. This is the easy methods for beginners.
2. Domain Name Provider:
Click Domain Name Provider and Choose the Domain Name Registrar. Add the TXT record in DNS Records. Add the Webmaster Token in TXT value field.
Then click Save Zone File and Click OK in Pop Up.
After this, Click Verify in Google Search Console and your website will be added in Google Webmaster tools.
3. Google Analytics:
You can verify your webmaster property through Google Analytics. You should add your webmaster in Google Analytics. Read this.
If your website has added in Google Analytics then you have not need to do anything. Click Verify and Your Website will be added in Google Search Console tools.
4. Google Tag Manager:
This process is the same as Google Analytics. You should Google tag manager tag in your website. If your website is added in Google tag manager then you will click verify then it will automatically verify and add the website in Google Search Console.
So these are the few easy and hard method to add your website in Google Search Console.
Here you will see that How to Verify Google Webmaster Tools with WordPress Website or blog. By this guide, you will easily add your website to Google Search Console. Follow these steps which you can follow easily. All the three methods are easy if anyone has not any knowledge of code then these type of guys can add website easily through this guide.
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