A Beginner’s guide to Verification of Website through Search Console

If you are new to Google Search Console and Wanted to know what is Google search console, and how to link google search console?, Then you are at the right place.

What is Google Search Console?

Google Search Console is a free tool provided by Google to track the performance of the website. It helps to monitor your website traffic, maintain your website activities and troubleshoot technical issues related to your website.

Here is the step to access the Google Search Console.

  • Get into Google Browser and Type for Google Search Console

  • Click this link to Access Google Search Console

  • You will find the below screen

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  • Click on the start now

  • The screen will be prompted to the below screen

Google Search Console, Google Search Console Login
  • Choose your account and click on proceed

  • Once you logged in, you are prompted to add the domain name

 

Google Search Console Adding Property, Google Search Console,

 

  • Search console prompts for 2 verification methods for the website

  • Domain Verification:

  • Domain verification is the latest method added by Google. It’s an advanced version for the domain verification method. This method includes sub-domains and automatically updates http to https .

  • In this method, you have to provide DNS verification method to access your website.

Verification of Google Search Console Property
  • User has to copy the txt record given below and verify on the service provider domain.

Google Search Console DNS method
  • Identify the zone editor from your c-panel

  • Add a record and select TXT as a record type

  • Fill the rest of the field with the below information

DNS Zone verification
  • Add a valid domain name

  • Add TTL – 3600

  • Insert TXT Record copied from the Verification method into the Record section

  • Add and save the record

  • Switch back to the search console and verify your account

The second method is

URL Prefix verification method
  • Chose URL Prefix

  • This method helps to verify your URL

  • Add your URL in the URL prefix (example – http://www.centuryitservices.com)

  • Once you add the URL prefix, click on continue

  • You will be directed to Verify Ownership page

HTML Verification Method for Website
  • Verify ownership has multiple option to verify your website

 

  • Verify through HTML file

  • HTML Tag

  • Google Analytics

  • Google Tag Manager

  • Domain Name Provider

 

  • By default, Search Console prompts to Verify through HTML file. Refer below image

 

html verification

  • Download the file

 

Verification method through Cpanel
  • Once you entered into cpanel

  • Provide cpanel credentials

Verification through file manager
  • Choose File Manager

  • A new window opens with the website asset details

Verification through cpanel files
  • From the root folder select Public_html folder. Refer above example

verification method for Google Search Consloe
  • Upload your HTML verification file, which you have downloaded from the Search Console

  • Then click on the Verify button from Search Console Page

Search Console Verification Through HTML files
  • Once your verification is a success, the Search Console takes to the property of the website.

The above method is the standard method to verify the Ownership of your website. Post completing this activity, Search Console starts tracking the performance of your data.

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