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How To Connect Google Search Console To Your Blog

How to connect Google Search Console to your blog, step by step with pictures.

This guide also shows you how to set your permalink structure, and more.

Connecting your WordPress blog to Google Search Console can be done in just a few easy steps! Read on!

How To Connect Google Search Console To Your Blog

This post covers important steps to do before you start blogging.

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How To Change The Permalink Structure Of Your Blog

Make sure you change your blog’s permalink structure before you start publishing posts.

Click on “Settings” and then “Permalinks.”

Then select the “Post Name” option.

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Your blog posts URL will now have the right structure.

How To Set Up Google Analytics

Follow this guide to set up the new Google Analytics. Then come back to this article to continue.

How To Connect Google Search Console To Your Blog

To easily connect your blog to Google Search Console, make sure you have the Rank Math plugin installed. 

1. Go to Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools) and sign in with your Google account.

2. While logged into Google Search Console, click the dropdown button at the top, and then choose ‘Add Property’ 

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‘Property’ means website.

3. Next, in the popup, add your website URL (the URL prefix option is the easiest).

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4. Next, follow the prompts and then click the ‘ Alternative Method’ tab. You will be given a code. Copy the code, and then paste it into your website <head> section, before the <body> section.

Again, if you use a Genesis theme you can easily paste this code by going to:

Appearance » Customize » Theme Settings » Header/Footer Scripts

If you aren’t using a Genesis theme, you can use the Add Func Header Footer Plugin for this step. 

Once you have done that, click ‘verify’ in Google Search console.

How To Submit Sitemap To Google

  1. Sign in to Google Search Console.
  2. On your Search Console home page, select your website.
  3. In the left sidebar, click Crawl and then Sitemaps.
  4. Remove outdated or invalid sitemaps like sitemap.xml
  5. Click the Add/Test Sitemap button in the top right.
  6. Enter sitemap_index.xml into the text box that appears.
  7. Click Submit.

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  1. Hello,
    When I created an account it never gave me a meta tag. I am also confused as to where I paste the code once I receive it. What does the section of the website mean?

    Thank you!

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