If you want to create a NEW BLOG or have already created one then you need to add your blog into “Google Search Console“, “Bing Webmaster Tool” OR other webmaster tools to get traffic from search engines. Search Engines also make it easy for people to find your blog on the internet.
It’s a very important part of blogging because if you do not perform this step properly, It will not be possible for you to get organic traffic from internet search engines.
Here I will teach you how you can add your blog to the “Google Search Console” tool in the proper way. You can also read How To Add Your blog into Bing Webmaster Tool with Proper Way.
The first step is to create a blog that will require a few things,
- Domain Name
- Web Hosting
- WordPress Installation
- Configuration & Design
- Content Writing ETC
I have covered all these topics in one article, So if you want to know all this, then you must read this article.
Let’s move to the main topic. Open Google Search Console and log in with your Gmail account.
When you open Google Webmaster for the first time, you will redirect to add website windows.
Here you will find two options that will allow you to add your blog to it. This is where a lot of users get stuck and wonder which way is proper to go.
- URL Prefix
In this way, you add all the parts of your blog to Google like,
- All URLs (http:// , https://, www, without www)
- All sub-domains of your blogs
Suppose, Your blog is like a house, and blog sub-domains are their rooms. When you add your blog using this method. Google will have access to the entire house including rooms. When you create a new sub-domain, Google will automatically crawl and add this page into the webmaster.
In simple words, we can say that if you want to add your whole blog include sub-domains and all URL types, you can choose this method.
When you create any new sub-domain like m.yourdomain.com or anything else, Google will automatically access and crawl this particular sub-domain also google will access and add all URL types of your blog. (http://, https://, www).
Recommended OR Not
This is not recommended by me, and I’ve noticed that many popular bloggers also don’t like this method. It’s also a little difficult to verify your domain property.
If you use this method, all your main domain and subdomains data will be mixed, which can be a hassle to handle.
On the other side, if we add all the subdomains separately, it becomes easier to handle and does not become a waste.
So let’s add and verify a domain using this method and then we move on to the 2nd method.
Type your domain name without (http//, https://, www) just like (newageblogging.com) and click continue.
Now you will see the verification method to verify your domain. In this method, only one verification method available and that is, You need to add a DNS record in your domain.
Now open your domain web hosting cPanel account and add TXT DNS record. Open cPanel and click on Zone Editor.
Open Zone Editor and here you can see your domain name. Click the Manage button at the right side on the domain.
Now click on the Add Record button at the right top side.
When you click on the Add Record button, here you can see a new windows appear where you can point 5 things.
- Name – Type your domain like this newageblogging.com.
- TTL – Auto or 1200 (both are acceptable)
- Type – Select TEXT in Record Type, because we need to add TXT record
- Record – Copy the verification code provided by Google and Paste it here.
- Click on the Add Record button.
After adding the record go back on the Google Search Console and click on the verify button.
If you Successfully add a DNS record, Google will verify your domain otherwise it will give an error that the record is not correct or activate.
2. URL Prefix
This is a 2nd and most useful method to add your blog to Google Search Console. This is very simple and easy to verify domain property without creating any DNS record.
In this method, you just type your blog link with (http://) OR (https://). This way Google will only crawl the link you are adding and Subdomains have nothing to do with it.
If you create a subdomain, you will add it separately and you will see subdomain reports separately. That way, it will be easier to handle and that’s why most people like that method.
Suppose, you have 1 main domain and 2 subdomains, As per the 1st method if you get crawl error in the subdomain, this will also affect your main domain. Because you choose your whole domain to crawl at the same time include subdomains.
As per the 2nd method, As you have added all the domains / subdomains separately, you will also manage them separately.
If an error occurs in any subdomain it will not affect the main domain but when you select the property of the respective domain the error will only appear in it.
So, let’s start and add a blog using this method.
Open Google Search Console and type your domain name with (http:// Or https://).
If you already installed an SSL certificate then type with https:// else type http:// and click continue.
In the next windows, here you can see 5 different verification options. While In the first method, there was only one way to verify the domain but in this method, There are five ways that a site can be verified.
I will suggest you verify your domain using HTML File because it’s too easy instead of others. Just download HTML file and upload it to your domain root directory.
How you can do this? Simply open web hosting cPanel and click on File Manager.
Select the Public_HTML folder at left side on the file manager and click on Upload button at top bar and upload the downloaded HTML file.
Now go back to the Google Webmaster Tool and Click on Verify Button to verify domain property.
That’s Done! after verification, you can see Google Webmaster Dashboard where your website data will be shown after a few days or months.
Be Patience! This is a time taking process. After a certain time period, your blog will be added, and search data will appear.
I have tried to describe everything clearly, even then if you find any problem or confusion, you can ask in the comment section without any hesitation and I will try to explain more clearly.