How To Add Your Website To Google Search Console
Yoast SEO allows you to connect your website to Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools) so you can track how Google is indexing your website.
- Go to Google Search Console (former Google Webmaster Tools), sign into your Google account and click the red button to add your website.
- Once you’ve clicked the button to add your site, just type your website’s URL in the box. Click the blue button to continue.
- Get the code.You will want to use the HTML tag under the Alternative Method. Only copy the code that is in the parenthesis after content, as per the image below.
- Log in to your WordPress website. When you’re logged in, you will be in your ‘Dashboard’. On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on ‘SEO’.
- The ‘SEO’ settings will expand providing you additional options. Click on ‘Dashboard’.
- Click on the ‘Webmaster Tools’ tab and add the code under ‘Google Search Console’. Click ‘Save Changes’.
- Switch back to Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools) and click ‘Verify’. (See image in Step 3)
Congratulations! You’ve connected your website to Google Search Console (former Google Webmaster Tools)! Now that you’ve verified and connected your website, you can submit your sitemap!