What is Google Search Console and what does it do?
Google search console is a free tool offered by Google that tells you the health of your website. It tells you:
1. Monitor website and server errors
2. Measure your site’s search traffic and performance, for example, which keywords you are ranking for?
3. Is your site mobile optimized?
4. Allow you to submit sitemaps to help Google crawl your site
Google Search Console Setup
This method is good for WordPress users. Use the Yoast Plugin!
Step 1: Go to Yoast Plugin
Under the Yoast plugin >> General >> Webmaster Tools. Then click “Google Search Console” link, and it will take you to your google account.
Step 2: Get the google HTML tag for your website
Select the HTML tag, and copy the code after “content”. Don’t click verify yet.
Step 3: Paste the google verification code to the Yoast plugin
Paste the code you just copied, and then click “save changes”. Then head over to the Google page that you copy the code from, and click “verify”. You are all set!