Google Search Console formerly known as Google webmaster tools is a free service offered by Google that helps you monitor and maintain the presence of your site in Google search results. This Google Search Console Beginners Guide will help to know How to Submit Website to Google Search Console and how to maintain your site’s presence in Google search results.
Google Search Console:
Google Search Console is a free service offered by Google that helps you monitor and maintain your site’s presence in Google search results. Search console lets you easily monitor your website traffic, optimizing your ranking, in some cases resolving server errors, site load issues and security issues.
Google Search Console Features:
It has the tools that let webmasters can
- Submit the sitemap to Google and check if there any errors with sitemap
- Maintain and resolve spam or malware issues
- Submit new content for crawling and remove content from Google if you don’t want to show in search results
- Get a list of internal and external pages that linked to the website
- Can check mobile site performance
- Write and check a robot.txt file that helps to discover website pages
After launching your website you need to submit your website to search engines in order to index your website. Google Search engine is the most used search engine in the world. Submitting your website to Google helps you to index your website easily and fast also helps to increase website traffic.
How to Submit Website to Google Search Console:
Step 1: Go to https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/ and log in with your Gmail account.
Gmail account is mandatory in order to connect your website to Google search console. If you don’t have, create one for free.
Step 2: After login to your Google account, type your website URL and click on “Add A Property” button in order to add your website.
Step 3: Now you need to verify your website. Google offers so many methods to verify your website. Simply choose the option and verify your website.
HTML File Upload:
You can verify your website ownership by uploading the HTML file to your website. You can use this method to verify your website if you’re able to upload files to your website root directory.
To use this method, choose HTML file upload method on the verification details page. Now you’ll be asked to download the HTML file. Download it and upload the HTML file to your website without making any changes to the file. After uploading the HTML file, come back to Google Search Console and click on verify button to verify your ownership.