HOW TO ADD WEBSITE TO SEARCH CONSOLE
Adding website and xml sitemap
What is Google Search Console?
How to add a website to the search console.
Google Search Console Set Up.
Adding a site to the Search Console is a very simple process. First, log into your Search Console account. Once you’re logged in, you’ll see a box next to a red button which says “Add Property”.
Now go to Settings » Insert Headers and Footers and paste the meta tagline into the header field.
Save your changes and go back to Google Webmaster tools website and click on Verify site button.
You will see a notice like “Congratulations you have successfully verified your ownership of www.yoursite.com”.
Click continue to see webmaster tools dashboard for your site.
Once you have verified your website, the next thing you would want to do is to add your XML sitemap. Don’t have a sitemap or not sure what is a sitemap?
What are XML sitemaps?
You want Google to crawl every important page of your website, but sometimes pages end up without any internal links pointing to them, making them hard to find.
An XML sitemap lists a website’s important pages, making sure Google can find and crawl them all,
and helping it understand your website structure:
After verifying and click continue. On the next screen, you will see Sitemaps column with no sitemaps in it.
Clicking on it will take you to a Sitemaps page where you can add your sitemaps.
Click on the red button labeled “Add/Test Sitemap” and provide the URL of your sitemap.
The main sitemap is sitemap_index.xml which contains the link to your other sitemaps.
You can either submit sitemap_index.xml alone or submit all other sitemaps one by one.
We recommend submitting sitemap_index.xml alone, Google will then automatically discover other sitemaps and crawl them.
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