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Once you verify your property in Search Consol and submit a sitemap, Google will index and crawl your blog posts so that you can get free traffic directly from Google search results.
Now, before we proceed to the tutorial, there are a couple of things you should know about the Webmasters tool.
How does Google Search Console work?
These top 10 websites have already submitted their posts to the Webmasters tool using the sitemap to get indexed and crawled so that they can appear in the Google search results.
Why do I verify my blog with Google?
- Understand the keywords/phrases that your visitors used to find you on organic search.
- Track the domains that link back to your site (backlinks).
- Search Console will let you know if there are any official penalties on your site.
- It will tell you if google crawler is finding blocked resources.
- It will tell you if any part of your website is suffering from mobile usability issues.
- It will let you know any 404 error and other errors that the Google crawler catches.
- Know how much % of your site has been indexed.
- It reads and verifies any structured data on the site.
These are the main reasons why you should consider using Google Webmaster tools for your new site.
Verifying your blog in Webmaster tools
1 Sign in to Google Webmaster tools using your existing Gmail account.
2 Click on “add a property” to insert your blog into Google.
3 Now a popup box will appear in the window. You can choose what type of property you want to submit. Select, website and “enter your blog URL” & click “Add”.
4 Now the final verification process is here. You need to verify your website before submitting to Google using the recommended or alternative method. The Alternative method contains HTML file upload, Domain name provider, Google analytics, Google tag manager.
In this tutorial, I will use the recommended method, the HTML meta tag. So, click on “Recommended method or HTML tag” and copy the meta code given there and paste it into your template.
5. To paste the meta code, open your blogger account, click on “Template” and don’t forget to backup your blog before editing and then click on “EDIT HTML”.
6. Type CTRL+F to open the search box and <head> section. Paste the meta code under the head section before </head> and save the template.
7. Get back to the search console, and click “verify”.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully verified your website.
Now after verifying your website, your next task is to submit a sitemap.XML file to index your web pages so that you can get free traffic from Google search results. In my next article, I will show you how to add a sitemap page to Google Webmaster tools.
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