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How to Verify Your Blog in Google Webmaster Tool

A free program provided by Google called Google Webmaster Tool, commonly known as Google Search Console, enables website owners to assess how their website performs in Google search results, address any problems, and increase their website’s visibility.

For any blogger or website owner, verifying their blog in Google Webmaster Tool is a crucial step since it offers them access to useful information about their website’s performance and enables them to troubleshoot any problems that may be harming their website’s ranking in Google search results.

Follow these procedures to confirm your blog in Google Webmaster Tool:

  1. Sign up for a Google Webmaster Tool account.
  2. Add your website.
  3. Verify your website.
  4. Set up your website’s sitemap.

Sign up for a Google Webmaster Tool account.

To register for a Google Webmaster Tool account, you must already have a Google account. You can open a free Google account if you don’t already have one.

When you have a Google account, go to https://www.google.com/webmasters/ and click the “Sign In” button in the top right corner of the page.

After signing in with your Google account, you will be directed to the Webmaster Tool dashboard.

 

Add your website.

A page listing the websites you have already added to your Webmaster Tool account will appear as soon as you log in. Click the “Add a Property” button in the top right corner to add a new website.

Click the “Add” button after entering your website’s URL in the “Add a Property” field.

 

Verify your website.

After adding your website, you’ll need to confirm that you are the website owner. You can verify your website using a variety of techniques, such as:

Uploading an HTML file to your website’s root directory constitutes this technique. To achieve this, select “HTML file upload” from the list of verification options, then adhere to the on-screen directions.

Google Analytics: You can use this technique to validate your website if you use Google Analytics to monitor the traffic to your site. To achieve this, select “Google Analytics” from the list of verification options, then follow the on-screen directions.

Google Tag Manager: You can use this technique to validate your website if you use Google Tag Manager to handle its tags. To achieve this, select “Google Tag Manager” from the list of verification options, then follow the on-screen directions.

Domain name provider: You can use this technique to validate your website if you have already done so with your domain name provider. To achieve this, select “Domain name provider” from the list of verification methods, then follow the on-screen directions.

Google Search Console API: If you’re a developer, you may ensure that your website legitimately uses the Google Search Console API. To achieve this, select “Google Search Console API” from the list of verification options, then follow the on-screen directions.

Ad adheres to the directions to finish the verification process after choosing a verification method.

 

Set up your website’s sitemap.

All the pages on your website that you want Google to crawl and index are listed in a sitemap. Making and publishing a sitemap might make it easier for Google to find and index every page on your website.

Click the “Sitemaps” option in the Webmaster Tool dashboard, followed by the “Add/Test Sitemap” button, to configure your website’s sitemap.

Click “Submit Sitemap” after adding your sitemap’s URL in the “Add a Sitemap” area.

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