How to verify site with Google Search Console

Google Search Console is a free service offered by Google that helps you monitor and maintain your site's presence in Google Search results. You don't have to sign up for Search Console for your site to be included in Google's search results, but doing so can help you understand how Google views your site and optimize its performance in search results.


Step 1:

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Step 2:
  • Select Website
  • Enter your website URL (ie. http://www.example.com with 'www')
  • Click ADD A PROPERTY
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Step 3:
  • Select Alternate methods
  • Select HTML tag
  • Copy the meta tag
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Step 4:
  • Using a separate browser tab/window log into your WSI Genesis website
  • Navigate to Settings > Reading
  • Under Search Engine Visibility > un-check Discourage Search engines from indexing this site
  • Click Save Changes
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Step 5:
  • Navigate to SEO > Webmaster Tools
  • Paste the meta tag into the Google Search Console field
  • Click Save Changes
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Step 6:
  • On Google Search Console
  • Click Verify
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Step 7:
  • Once the website is verified click Continue
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Step 8:
  • Click ADD A PROPERTY

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Step 9:
  • Select Website
  • Enter your website URL (ie. http://example.com without 'www')
  • Click Add
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Step 10:
  • Select Alternate methods
  • Select HTML tag
  • Click Verify
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Step 11:
  • Once the website is verified click Continue
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Step 12:
  • Click on the gears icon
  • Select Site Settings
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Step 13:
  • Select your Preferred domain (recommend URL with 'www')
  • Click Save
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