Google Search Console is a free resource from Google that shows the process of how the search giant crawls and indexes websites, and then how they appear in search results. It will help to rank your site and improve your ranking in SERP.
You must add your website to Google Search Console in order to connect and retrieve crawl issues. In the webmaster tools section, you can connect to Google and retrieve the crawl issues for your site.
If you are a WordPress user and you are using Yoast SEO plugin for your SEO then setting google search console is so easy than you think. After installing Yoast all you need to follow the following steps-
1. Log in to your WordPress website.
When you’re logged in, you will be on your Dashboard.
2. Click on SEO
On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on SEO.
3. Click on Search Console.
The SEO settings will expand providing you additional options. Click on Search Console.
4. Go to Settings and click on ‘ Click here to get a Google Authorization Code’.
5. Login to your Google account, and click allow
6. Copy the unique code
7. Paste the code in the plugin settings.
8. Click authenticate and save changes. That’s all!
This is how You need to To Connect and Retrieve Crawl Issues.
Now I will show you how to add your blog or site to Google Search Console.
Step 1: Go to Google Search Console
Click Start Now
Step 2: Click Add a Property.
3. Enter your website URL in the box and click ‘Continue’.
Please make sure you enter your complete URL. Like, if your site is http://yourdomain.com it needs to be that exact
4. Click the arrow next to the ‘HTML tag’ to expand the option.
5.Copy the meta tag
- Log in to your WordPress website. When you’re logged in, you will be on your Dashboard.
- Click on ‘SEO’.On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on ‘SEO.
- Click on General. The SEO settings will expand providing you additional options. Click on General.
- Click on the ‘Webmaster Tools’ tab.
- Paste the code under the ‘Google verification code’.
6. Click Save Changes
After saving the code go back to your Google Search Console and verify.
Congratulations! You have successfully connected to the Google search console.
How Google Search Console Helps To Improve Your Site Performance
google Search Console is playing a vital role to rank a site. Without submitting your site it’s impossible to rank your site. Now at this point, We will try to elaborate on how to improve your site performance.
Submit a sitemap.
Sitemaps enhance the ranking of a website in search engine results, thus boosting the SEO effort. Without XML sitemap you can not have the ranking on google.
Many websites will automatically generate a sitemap for you. If it doesnt you have to manually create a sitemap and upload it to google search console. You can also use Yoast or RankMath as a WordPress plugin to generate a sitemap.
You can check which keyword people are using to reach your site and check which page is showing in SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) for a specific keyword. What countries people are coming from when they search the keyword, and what devices they’re using. And you can see how different keywords fare in terms of clicks, impressions, and click-through rates.
Google Search Console will help you to check your site is mobile-friendly or not. If your site is not mobile frienly they will show what to do and how to do it.
Check Broken Link & Site Security
A broken link will suffer your customer. GSC will help you to find out the broken link and ensure site security. All you need to do is just click on the Security Issues option on the left-side menu. If there is anything wrong GSC will let you know. And if they found any error google will give the detail on how to fix it. Besides this there are many more improvement tasks GSC will do for you.
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