Would you like to learn how to add a WordPress Website to Google Search Console?

This tutorial will teach you all the steps required to add a WordPress Website to Google Search Console.

Google Search Console is a free framework provided by Google that allows you have access to insightful information related to your website performance on Google.

Google Webmaster Tools recently change its name to Google Search Console.

Adding your Website to the Google Search Console will give you access to the following information:

• Your website Google Index Status
• Your website most searched keywords
• Your website most accessed pages

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Tutorial - Configure Google Search Console

First, you need to access the Google Webmaster Tools dashboard and add your website.

Open your browser and access the following URL:

• https://www.google.com/webmasters

On the login screen, enter your Google account username and password.

• Username: Your Google Account
• Password: Your Google Password

Google Login

After a successful login, you will be sent to the Google Search Console Dashboard.

If this is your first time, the system will automatically ask you to enter your website URL.

Google Search Console Add Website

You will be asked to download a website ownership confirmation file.

In our example, we downloaded a file named google67ccd298ca6edb23.html.

Google seach console verify ownership

In order to prove that you own this website, you will have to upload this file to the root folder of your website.

Now, you need to access the WordPress dashboard.

We are going to use a plugin named File Manager to upload the required file.

On the WordPress dashboard, you need to access the Plugins menu and select the Add New option.

Wordpress Add plugin

Search and install the plugin named File Manager.

Wordpress File Manager Plugin

After finishing the installation, click on the Activate button.

Wordpress File Manager Plugin Activate

On the WordPress dashboard, you need to access the  WP File Manager menu.

WP File manager Menu

On the File Manager screen, you need to right-click the main folder and select the option Upload Files.

Select the Google website confirmation file and wait for the upload to finish.

Wp file manager upload

Go back to the Seach console dashboard and click on the button to verify your ownership of this website.

Google seach console verify ownership

Congratulations you added your first website to Google Search console.

Now, you may deactivate and uninstall the WP file manager plugin.