The Only Problem with Google Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools)
The only problem you might have with setting up Google Search Console is the verification process. Google wants you to prove that you are authorized for any property you want to analyze or manage with the Search Console.
In this video I will walk you through the basic ways you can verify your website in Search Console using each of 4 different ways.
If you already know the method you want to use to verify your Search Console account with your website, but simply need a quick demo, use the table of contents I’ve included below:
Jump to a specific verification method demonstration:
- Verification using a domain name registrar – 6:21
- Using HTML file upload – 7:46
- Using an HTML tag (example with WordPress) – 11:41
- Using Google Analytics – 16:13
- Using Google Tag Manager – Not covered (if you know how to use Tag Manager you probably don’t need this video anyway)
Ross Barefoot got his start in small business managing an importing company in the bicycle industry. While there, he tried his hand at programming to find more effective ways to track, market and sell his company’s range of bicycle parts. He loved the web marketing side of things so much he became a professional web developer in 2001, starting a website design business in Western Colorado. He took his first SEO certification course from the Search Engine Academy in 2002, followed it up with another in 2004, and decided to jump full time into SEO training and consulting in 2011, becoming a Master Certified Instructor with the Search Engine Academy, where he continues to serve on the Board of Directors. Today, Ross is CTO, trainer and chief SEO strategist at Horizon Web Marketing (www.horizonwebmarketing.com), a full-service digital marketing agency based in Las Vegas.