How to link Google Search Console to your WordPress Blog (not self hosted)

What is Google Search Console?

Google Search Console comes in as a very handy tool to help your blogs get indexed which results in better visibility among internet users.  It is a free service offered by Google. It helps you get detailed information about your site’s visitors, what do they interact with, from where are they accessing your site: Desktop or a smartphone and how your site performs while browsing.

Why you should be using it?

You’ll get to know what are the keywords that bring traffic to the website during an organic search process, number of sites that provide you with backlinks and let you know if your website is suffering from any mobile usability issues. Also, info about which pages of the blog or site got indexed will be known and stored.

How to start using it on your WordPress Blog that isn’t Self-Hosted?

Firstly, you should have an account. Simply Sign-in here with your Gmail account. Go to the option that lets you add a new property or a website and type in your blog’s address. After this, you have to verify that it is your own website i.e, verify your ownership. There are two ways of doing that, either upload an HTML document that will be provided to you or insert a simple meta tag.

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As we are not self-hosting the blog, we have the option of meta tag available to use. Copy the meta tag provided and log in to WordPress. Go to ‘Settings’ on ‘My site’. It is located on the left sidebar you get and at the second last position. You’ll see 4 options at the top: General, Writing, Discussion and Traffic, go to Traffic and scroll down. There will be various Site verification services listed. The first one is for Google Search console. Here you can paste the copied meta tag and complete the verification process.

Let me know in the comments below if you have any further queries or shoot a mail on garimashares@gmail.com.

Happy Blogging!

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Author: GarimaBhaskar

Hey! Good to see you here. I am a person with varied interests. I'm a Software Engineer by the degree and Photographer, Content Writer & Artist by hobby. This is a multi-niche blog where you'll find everything from a smartphone to inspiration. I offer services like Product Photography, Blogger shoots, Graphic Designing and Promotional posts that blend in with the blog's theme. Shoot me a mail at garimashares@gmail.com for any queries you might have!

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  1. As someone who is working on building a brand and getting into blogging, I found this very helpful. Everyone is blogging, and I’d love to learn good ways to get traffic on my website once it’s up. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I didn’t even know what search console was before reading this post! I am on wordpress but self hosted but it is still always nice to know more on google search!

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      1. Kaala aksar bhains barabar…
        For me the topic was awesome but I could not get anything out of it as I am mechanical engineer I could know he software things

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      2. I am here I am writing people are liking it I don’t know now whether I am a blogger or not..u could look at my blog posts.if it’s not cumbersome to u.

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