Google Search Console (GSC) is a free tool that allows website owners to monitor and analyze their site’s presence in Google’s search results.
The data provided by GSC is going to help you determine how you can improve your site’s performance.
We strongly recommend adding your WordPress site to GSC because you’ll be able to make more informed decisions in the future.
Here are the steps you need to follow to submit your site to Google Search Console:
- Go to Google Search Console.
- Add the URL of your website exactly how it’s displayed in your browser bar, including the “/” at the end. If your site uses http:// and https://, or multiple domains such as yoursite.com and www.yoursite.com, you need to add each URL as a separate property. When it comes to www or non-www, be sure to specify the preferred domain from the Site Settings section in GSC.
- Verify your site. In this step, you’ll need to choose one of the verification methods suggested to you. Until you confirm the ownership, you won’t be able to use that site in Google Search Console.
And that’s it.
The data collection for your property will start as soon as you’ll add it in your GSC account – even before you verify it.