If you are doing digital marketing for a long time or you have just started, you might be already familiar with what is Google Search Console.
And if not, I will make sure that after reading this article you will get to know what is Google Search Console/Google Webmaster Tools and how you can use the same.
What is Google Search Console
Google Search Console formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools is a free tool to optimize on-page & Technical aspects of your website.
Basically, Google Search Console helps you to know how Google bots view your site, how they responding to your site, is your website indexed properly or not? and if not then how you can troubleshoot that particular problem.
Whenever you start doing SEO of Your website, setting up Google Search Console is the first step of that. and trust me it’s a crucial step.
How To Setup Google Search Console?
For setting up Google Search Console, you have to add your website domain and you have to verify your site. here, verification proves that you are the actual owner of that particular website.
For adding your website to Google Search Console first you have to log in to Google Search Console account and then you will see two options “Domain” and “URL Prefix”.
we will select “Domain” here. because it will give you more command over your website indexing. (This is a New feature of Google Search Console)
so just paste your domain name here and click continue.
ta-da! your website/domain is now added to your Search Console account!
Now, you will be asked to verify your ownership of the domain. and Because you have selected “Domain” option,
it means you are adding you root level domain as a Google Search console Property.
You have to verify this property on the domain level. and for that, you have to Copy this TXT Record text from the above screen and you have to add new TXT Record into DNS Records of your Domain.
DNS Records can be edited from your domain dashboard. you can take help of your web developer for this.
If you have any questions, just comment below and I will answer you.
okay, I have set it up, now What?
There are more webmaster tools available on the internet. actually, every Search Engine has its own webmaster tool.
and many more (Yes, there are many)
These webmaster tools are almost the same and easy to use.