How to make my WordPress Site Visible on Google Search, how do I make my WordPress site searchable on google?
Google Search Console is a must-have tool for all site owners as it gives you an incredible amount of information about how your site is doing in search. We strongly advise you to connect your website to Google Search Console to benefit from all the insights fully.
What is Search Console, and why should you add it?
Google’s free tool Search Console gives site owners loads of tools to check how their site performs. It shows how your site is doing under the hood and how searchers see your site in the search results. You will get information on keywords and queries that bring traffic, find out which rich search results from your content have earned, and discovered how your mobile site is doing. Also, you can check if Google can access your content. In short, use it! Here is our beginner’s guide to Google Search Console to get you started.
How to connect Google Search Console to Yoast SEO
It is straightforward to add your website to Google Search Console — it just takes a couple of steps. Here, we will guide you through the process. First, you need to have a Google Search Console account. Do you not have an account? Sign up now for Google Search Console. Once you have done that, you can follow the steps below:
1. Go to Google Search Console.
Login or click ‘Start Now’ if needed.
2. Click ‘Add a property’ under the search drop-down.
You can add up to 1000 properties to your Google Search Console account.
3. Enter your website URL in the box and click ‘Continue.’
Please make sure you enter your complete URL. For example, if your site is https://yourdomain.com/ it needs to be that exact URL. Do not forget the / at the end of the URL. If your site uses WWW or is using HTTP, you need to add properties for those as well. Google provides multiple ways of getting your site verified, and they even suggest adding multiple ways because of security. If you are not sure what your site has, please speak with your host provider.
4. Click the arrow next to ‘HTML tag’ to expand the option.
There are several ways to verify your site, but we have made it easy for you. We only need to get the authorization code so we can paste it in Yoast SEO.
5. Copy the meta tag.
Highlight the entire meta tag code. Right-click on the highlighted tag and click on ‘Copy’ or use the copy shortcuts ctrl-c on Windows or cmd-c on Mac.
6. Log in to your WordPress website.
When you are logged in, you will be in your ‘Dashboard.’
7. Click on ‘SEO.’
On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on ‘SEO.’
8. Click on ‘General.’
The ‘SEO’ settings will expand, providing you with additional options. Click on ‘General.’
9. Click on the ‘Webmaster Tools’ tab.
This page has all the fields to past the verification codes for the various webmaster tools.
10. Paste the code in the Google field and click “Save Changes.”
11. Go back to Google Search Console and click ‘Verify.’
Congratulations! You have connected your website to Google Search Console! Now that you have verified and linked your site, you can submit your sitemap. Not to mention all the other cool stuff that’s Search Console capable of!
It is easy to connect your website to Google Search Console.
We have made it very easy to connect your site to the Search Console, and we strongly recommend you to do so. Search Console gives you a wealth of information on the performance of your site. Not only does it show you what goes right, but, more importantly, what goes wrong. The advice you get is very actionable, and most things are easy to follow up on.
How to check your verification tag
If you need to check your verification, you can do so easily by following the steps below:
1. Go to the top-left and select your domain
2. Select Settings in the menu bar
3. Click on Ownership Verification
4. Click on HTML Tag and see if the verification tag matches.
Once you have got this all figured out, your Google Search Console should be primed and ready to go!