So you’ve decided to jump on the Google Search Console bandwagon and take your website to the next level. Congratulations! But before you can reap the benefits of GSC, you’ll need to verify your domain. Don’t worry, it’s easier than it sounds. In fact, it’s a lot like proving to your parents that you’re responsible enough to have a pet.
Step 1: Sign In
First things first, you need to sign in to your Google Search Console account. If you haven’t created one yet, check out our previous article on how to do that in under 3 minutes.
Step 2: Add Property
Next, click on the “Add a property” button and type in your domain name. Be sure to use the exact same name that you use in your URLs. For example, if you use “www” in your URLs, make sure you include it here.
Step 3: Verify Ownership
Now it’s time to prove that you’re the proud owner of this domain. Google offers a few different methods of verification, each with their own unique quirks.
The easiest method is to use your domain registrar. Simply select the “Domain name provider” option and click on your provider. This will redirect you to your provider’s website where you can sign in and grant Google access to your domain information.
If that method doesn’t work for you, you can also verify via Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, or by adding an HTML tag to your site’s header. Each method has its own set of instructions, so be sure to follow them closely.
Step 4: Wait for Verification
Once you’ve completed the verification process, you’ll need to wait for Google to confirm that you own the domain. This can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, so sit tight and resist the urge to check your email every 10 minutes. Instead, take this time to brainstorm new ideas for your website, or maybe even take that pet for a walk.
Step 5: Enjoy the Benefits
Congratulations, you’ve successfully verified your domain for Google Search Console! Now you can enjoy all the benefits that GSC has to offer, such as monitoring your website’s performance, identifying and fixing errors, and optimizing your content for search engines.
And the best part? You can do it all with the confidence of a responsible pet owner.
So, if you want to take your business to the next level, contact MDAK Media today and rocket fuel your business growth!