How to Add Your WordPress Site to Google Search Console

How to Add Your WordPress Site to Google Search Console

Do you need to add your website to
Google Search Console? Well keep watching in this video I’ll walk you
through how to get your site up and running on Google search console. One of
the best resources that Google has supplied us with is something called the
Google Search Console it used to be called Google Webmaster and they have
recently renamed it to Google search console so you’ll hear both of those
terms used sometimes. So if you’re ready Let’s get started.
The first thing you want to do is you want to make sure that you have a Google
account and that you’re logged in. Once you’ve logged into your Google account
head over to and we need to add our
website so we’ll do this we’ll go to the drop down here and we’ll add property
and click on add property. Once you’re taken to this screen just type in the
address of your website and add property once you add the site then you need to
verify ownership and you don’t necessarily have to verify that you own
it but just that you have administrative access to the website. They give you a
recommended method but let’s look at the alternative methods. The one that we’re
looking for is we actually want to just add the HTML tag so I’m going to click
on that and we’ll need to copy this information. So I’m going to highlight it,
right click, and copy. Now we need to go to our website’s dashboard. From the
dashboard let’s head over to plugins because we want to add a new plugin so
let’s go to plugins, add new, and under the search area let’s search for insert
headers and footers. It’s a very simple plugin that is created by WPBeginner.
This is the one we want so let’s click install now. Once it’s installed go ahead
and activate it and this just gives you a really simple and easy way to add code
to verify things on your site. So now that it’s here we can go under settings
go to insert headers and footers and that bit of code that we copied
let’s go to the header area, right click, and paste. Now that’s here we can save
that. Settings have been saved so we’ve added it successfully to our site. Now a
second method you could use to add this piece of code to your site is by using a
plugin that you probably already have installed and that’s by
using the Yoast SEO plugin. To connect your site with search console using the
Yoast plugin head over to your dashboard, go down to SEO, click dashboard, from here
we have a tab up here called webmaster tools. When we click on that we have
three different webmaster tools we can connect to. We want to connect the Google
search console so we’ll just click into this area, right click, and paste that bit
of code. Once we do that we can click Save Changes and for either of the
plugins that you use the next step will be the same. We can head back over to the
search console area, scroll down, and we want to click verify now. It’ll go
through and if it sees the code then you have been verified and now it’s added to
the site. Now we can click continue and it’s actively on our site. It will take a
couple of days for the data to show up here so you’ll want to come back in a
couple of days and you can start seeing the performance of your website. Did you
learn something from today’s video if so subscribe to our YouTube channel and
we’ll send more helpful tips to help you manage your WordPress website and thanks
for watching.

100 thoughts on “How to Add Your WordPress Site to Google Search Console

  1. In 2.25 , I don't find the dashboard. What is the reason for this? and thanks for your good explanation. Keep it up

  2. I can't follow those steps, it's only available in business plan. especially that thing with adding new plugin. anyone can help?

  3. Great job! Thanks so much. Easy to follow. With given practical steps, I have managed to add the tag to my writer's blog:

  4. Your WP dashboard looks different from the one I have and cannot find those SEO menu bar and some stuff that you shown in video.

  5. Hi. I've added my website in search console. When I post new content will they show up in google search or do I have to do something about it?

  6. If we verify our site on Google search consol before getting Google AdSense, then will our Google AdSense get reject or not?

  7. Hi I am new to SEO world. Could I verify my GSC with google analytics and then generate my sitemap with Yoast? In this instance, do I still have to verify my GSC with Yoast? Thanks.

  8. Many thanks as with the previous comment I had so much trouble verifying my website . After watching your video the problem was solved in less than a minute
    Regards David

  9. Excellent video. I ve a question. I ve disabled my headers from all the pages through wp ocean extra plugin because I didn't wanted it. So can i still use insert header and footer to verify my website?

  10. This process is to index all the urls of a website to the google search engine? @WPBeginner – WordPress Tutorials

  11. My website successfully verified but Google search console not showing any details need DNS verification
    I am using WordPress and yoast

  12. it worked for me thank you so much you have save me from over thinking about how I'm gonna get my site on Google

  13. Yay. When I followed other videos, my google property status was "failed". Thank you very much for an easy to follow vid.

  14. I've been struggling with this Google Console thing for over an hour trying to figure out how to do it. With your tutorial I completed the whole process in 5 minutes. Big thank you!

  15. Thank you very much,but I have a question.Is there any other way to do it without having to install any plugin?Because,in my case, i am using the remote free domain so i am not allowed to install any plugin at least that i do not contract a paying plan.

    And that is the problem that i have

    thank you very much

  16. Hello, thanks very much for your insights!. I use Mailgun to send and receive emails.
    How do I correct the message below:


    Verification method:

    Domain name provider

    Failure reason:

    We couldn't find your verification token in your domain's TXT records.

    We found these DNS TXT records instead:

    v=spf1 ~all

    v=spf1 -all

    Sometimes DNS changes can take a while to appear. Please wait a few hours, then reopen your property in Search Console. If verification fails again, try adding a different DNS TXT record.

    Please fix your implementation and reverify, or use another verification method.

    Learn more

    Thanks in advance!

  17. Great video! Thank you. I watched this video already in 2018 and I did everything you said but there is still no data, nothing. It says URL is not on Google – This page is not in the index, but not because of an error… Can you please help me with issue? Muchly appreciated.

  18. Hi there, I have just built a wordpress website with no previous experience, by YouTube tutorials, I cant believe I have done it. Built it all in 4 days and live active, I'm dry mouthed now exhausted lol drinking fluids recouping. I have got the domain provider to change my DNS settings to WWW, so it will change within 48 hours I guess. I have just assigned a SSL certificate aswel.

    What I want to ask, to do what you are showing, shall I wait until my site changes to WWW then paste the new displayed URL, at the moment this is my site URL

    Please advise, I'm abit of a noob on this subject, you do explain things very easily anyway. My guess is I wait until the new WWW URL, second opinion would be good. If anyone could advise thanks in advance.

  19. I dont have anything on the top of my google console that says add property. when i click settings I have an option to remove a property. I have some old blogspot sites in my google console but no way to add a property

  20. Would the same method be used again (insert headers and footers / yoast) when I add another property (www and without www) but still same site?

  21. Since you are my favorite, I am not actually fond of commenting and all, but here I am 🙂 I hope you Can create a video on how to analyze a website for planning what seo strategy to be used. What apps are you using to analyze a website and their corresponding seo strategy to improve sites performance. Thanks a lot!!!

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