How to Add Your WordPress Site to Google Webmaster Tools

Adding your WordPress site to Google Webmaster Tools is optimizing your site for search engines. Also, many clients ask me how to increase the search traffic on the website. Using Google Webmaster tools you can achieve this.

So the first question is what is Google Webmaster Tools? Well, Google’s Webmaster tool is offered by Google to give publishers a look at how their website is seen by the search engine. Also, it provides reports and data which help to understand how website pages are appearing in search results.


How to Add Your WordPress Site to Google Webmaster Tools

  • - Go to Google Webmaster Tools Website and sign in with google account.
  • - After login, Add your website's URL and hit "Add Property" button.
  • - After that, Display popup to asked verify the ownership. In this case,
    • You can Downlaod HTML verification file and upload it to your website's root using FTP OR
    • Click alternate method to obtain a meta tag which you can add on your wordpress site.

Your meta tag look like this;

<pre><meta name="google-site-verification"      content="U9g986_5089r8JKY1lqBjuJl2_BD2Pvt01TXf1AYq9k" /></pre>

Add this meta tag  on your wordpress website header or footer file using FTP


Also you can add this this meta tag using wordpress SEO plugin. Copy the verification key in content part of the meta tag. Installed and Activate WordPress SEO plugin in your wordpress site, Click on SEO on WordPress admin sidebar and then go Webmaster tools Section and paste this key in  Google verification code field. Save your changes.

  • - Go back to Google Webmaster tools website to verify your website.
  • - Congratulations! You've connected your website to Google Search Console. Now that you've verified and connected your website, the next is submit an XML sitemap. Do you know how to create XML sitemaps in WordPress or How to submit Sitemap to Search Engines? After submitting your sitemap, Google can display your site data.

This post is Add your WordPress site to Google Webmaster Tools. I hope this helps to your wordpress site. If you have any query then comment below. Our Website developer in surat is ready to help you.

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