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How to Setup Google Search Console in 2019

How to setup google search console in 2019

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.

This ultimate guide to Google Search Console starts Here:

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”.

Google Search Console Setup Screen

 

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.

That’s all

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.

You can Also setup more webmaster tools like Bing Webmaster Tools and Yandex Webmaster.

and many more (Yes, there are many)

These webmaster tools are almost the same and easy to use.

How To Get a Life Time Free SSL Certificate For Your Website [Guide]

Planning to start a new website ? or you already have a website, then you must be aware of What Is SSL Certificate and its importance to mark your site as a safe website on the internet.

Back in 2018, Google confirmed that using SSL Certificate can make your site more Secure for you And your audience you can read that article here :

Why & how to secure your website with the HTTPS protocol

Plus, it will make a positive effect on your site ranking.

Let’s learn what is SSL Certificate:

What is SSL

Secure Socket Layer Known As SSL is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of your website and encrypts information that your visitor or let’s say your customer sending to you when they interact (Reading, Surfing or purchasing anything from your website) with your website

How You can get Life time free SSL Certificate

So, There are so many ticks, plugins, and other methods to get free SSL Certificate but of this are not so effective and most importantly not safe at all.

so here is one safe and easy method to get SSL Certificate: all you have to do is to create an account on Cloudflare and then you have to follow some easy steps,

Lets Start:

Step 1

Go to Cloudflare and click on sign up :

Enter your email & password and create a new account on Cloudflare.

Step 2

Now, add your website and press Add Site 

Now press Next

Step 3

Choose a free plan and press confirm plan

press confirm again

Now press confirm

Step 4

Here you have to change name servers of your domain

Click Continue

now Copy New Name Servers From Here and Replace with Your Exiting Name Servers, for that you have to go to your Registrars website (GoDaddy in my case)

Click on DNS

Paste New Name Servers here and Save Them

Note : It Can take upto 1 Hour to take effect, your site may be face downtown (Don’t Panic)

Step 5

go to SSL/TLS (Previously Crypto)

and Turn on a button for Always Use HTTPS

Final Step

Go to your WordPress dashboard, and download Cloudflare Flexible SSL plugin and activate it.

Now wait for some time, it will take effect in up to 1 Hour.

Try it and if you have any questions or difficulties, feel free to comment and I will help you to solve it 🙂

Conclusion: so this was my tutorial for how you can get your SSL certificate of free, SSL will improve your SEO rankings as well as your site safety.

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