This article will take you through:
- What is Google Search Console?
- Connecting Search Console to your site
- Next steps and additional support
What is Google Search Console?
Google Search Console lets you monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot your site's presence in Google Search results. You don't have to sign up for Search Console to be included in Google Search results, but having a free Search Console account helps you understand and improve how Google sees your site.
Learn more on how to set up a Search Console account here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9274190?hl=en
Connecting Search Console to your site
Once you have set up your Search Console account, you need to link it to your site. On Shopblocks we do this via your Google Analytics tracking ID.
If you do not yet have a Google Analytics account, please refer to these guides first:
Once your Analytics ID is on your Shopblocks website, now you can verify your site using the Google Analytics tracking code associated with the site. To do this, you must have "edit" permission for the web property whose tracking code is used by that page. Also, your tracking code must use either the analytics.js or gtag.js snippet.
To verify ownership using Google Analytics:
- Choose Google Analytics in the verification details page for your site, and follow the instructions shown.
- Put the tracking code in the
<head>section, not the
<body>section, of your page. If you do not, verification will fail.
Next steps and additional support
For additional support, please contact us via email@example.com, and we will be happy to assist you.