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How to Create and Validate Your Projects on Google Search Console

Cómo crear y validar un proyecto en Google Search Console

Verifying a domain on Google Search Console is a process along which you show the tool that you own a specific website. You greatly benefit from this, as being a verified owner will authorize a further access into this tool.

Want to learn how to verify your domain ownership on Google Search Console? In this article, we will take you through a step-by-step guide on how to do it to make the most out of this program and, of course, use it in combination with SEOcrawl.

Before starting: what is Google Search Console?

Google Search Console is a free service from Alphabet that aims at helping with your website’s optimization and solving issues regarding not appearing on SERPs’ search result pages.

It is not necessary to register on Search Console for your website to appear on Google’s search results, but it has become an essential tool to know how Google sees your site and make the necessary adjustments to improve its visibility.

Screenshot portraying the Performance Report on search results in Google Search Console.
Search results report on GSC. You can see the rest of the available reports on the right.

Why link your website to Google Search Console?

Linking your website to Google Search Console and, in consequence, having the possibility of accessing its many tools and reports gives you the following benefits:

  • You’ll know that Google can find and track your site.
  • You will be able to detect and solve indexation issues and, in addition, request indexation for new or updated content.
  • You’ll have the option to access data related to your website’s traffic on Google searches, such as knowing what search requests your site is showing up with, as well as how frequently users click these requests.
  • You will get alerts in case Google is detecting indexation issues on your site.
  • You’ll be able to see which websites are linked to yours.
  • You’ll have the chance to solve problems related to AMP pages or mobile usability, among other Search functions.

How to verify your domain on Google Search Console?

Creating and validating a project on Google Search Console is not hard to do. To verify your domain, just follow these steps:

Log into Google Search Console

To use Google Search Console, you need a Gmail account. You can use an existing account or create one especially for this project. Don’t think about this step too much; you’ll be able to provide access to other accounts once you have declared to own your web on Google Search Console.

There are two ways to verify domain ownership on Google Search Console:

Add Property screen on Google Search Console

Domain

All the subdomain URLs  are used to verify a domain using this method, including m., www., and others, as well as all URL, both https as well as http.

URL prefix

For this method of domain verification on Google Console, you need to add those URL included in the entered address, as well as those added in the selected protocol.

Through this method you will have to enter all the individual variants of a domain manually.

  • http://example.com/
  • http://www.example.com./
  • https://example.com/
  • https://example.com/

To these, you need to add all the variations of all the different subdomains that you can think of.

Verify your domain on Google Search Console

This type of verification on Search Console is perfect for new projects as well as for long existing ones, even those which may have undergone structural domain changes.

One example is changing the protocol from http:// to https://.

To verify a website this way, introduce your domain without any subdomains or protocols before moving on.

Verify property

Once you’ve reached this point, Search Console will provide you with a code line you will have to add to your DNS records as TXT. Make sure to copy it, as you will need it later when verifying the domain on Google Search Console.

Verify property on Google Search Console

Access the record editor To enter the code, access the DNS record editor in your hosting. Normally, most servers provide a CPanel editor where you will insert the TXT record you copied in the last step.

Add the code When adding a record in Zone Editor, make sure to be extremely careful and make this a TXT record to ensure the domain verification on Google Search Console is valid.

If you have any issues during this process, you can always contact your hosting providers for support, but even if it seems challenging at the beginning, it is actually very simple.

Once you click on “Add record”, a form will pop up were you have to enter your domain, the TXT type, together with the code you got from Google on step 4. Lastly, when you click on “save”, you only need to wait for the records to propagate.

Perform property verification Return to the screen where you selected the add a new domain option and click on “Verify”.

From now on, you’ll be able to enter by clicking on “Go to property”. If your project is not verified automatically, wait some more, as record propagation can take some time.

Add all your domain’s forms If you have decided to add all the variants manually, this specific process will allow you to verify all the existing modes in your domain automatically. To do so, you will have to enter all four forms (aside from subdomains) in the option on the right. After having verified your domain through the TXT record on DNS, the tool will automatically return to the previous step every time you enter a new domain variant. If you have followed this instructions, you will be able to start working on your project in just a few minutes.

Analyze your web’s SEO growth with SEOcrawl

Are you aiming at improving your project’s organic ranking? Search Console is a very powerful tool, but, to take your SEO to the next level, take over your strategy with SEOcrawl. Our professional tools enable you to analyze your project’s performance and conduct improvements to boost organic ranking.

Add your project to SEOcrawl to boost analysis greatly

By using our top-notch functions and information on search engine rankings, you will be able to track performance metrics with computer users as well as mobile devices. Additionally, we constantly update our platform to keep it in line with the latest algorithm changes in the main search engines, like Google and Bing.

SEocrawl is incredibly easy to use, but also so powerful that you will see results immediately, which provides you with a huge advantage over your competitors with regard to optimizing content with improved visibility on the Internet.  Do you know about our amazing functions?

Register to SEOcrawl today and get all the insights you need to succeed on SERPs!

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David Kaufmann
David Kaufmann
I was first introduced to SEO in 2011 and since then it has been a huge part of my life as it is something I am completely passionate about. It's my pleasure to be the CEO of SEOcrawl, an innovative all-in-one SEO software that is changing the way businesses manage their SEO strategies.

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