The internet has made and continues to make tremendous changes it seems hour by hour to the ones of us that have to work in it. One of the tools we use as webmasters and developers is now called The Google Search Console and Google Analytics.
It used to be called Google Webmaster Tools. It’s a free program by Google for webmasters and web developers. It allows webmasters to check indexing status and optimize visibility of their websites. It also assures Google that you own your website. Most of the time if your site gets in trouble in the search engines Google will notify you and give you a fix for it in your Google Search Console.
If you own a website of have just built yourself a website it’s not just going to show up in the search engines especially Google. Either you have to to do the seo or get someone to do it for you.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
I’m going to base this tutorial on having a Wordpress website but it also works in all other type websites. Wordpress is a CMS (Content Management System) That basically means you can do all the updates and upgrades on it yourself thru the Wordpress Admin Panel.
I’ll be putting up screenshots on this tutorial that will walk you through getting your site verified with Google.
The first thing you will need is a Gmail email account. We have one for each one of our client’s sites to keep them separated and we always know where we are.
I’ve got to verify a new Wordpress site I’m building so I’ll verify it in this tutorial. I shuld be able to get all of this done for you in one day since I have to make the screenshots. Just keep checking back.
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