Google webmaster tools help to increase your website search traffic on internet. We will write this article to you how to add your WordPress website to Google Webmaster Tools.
Go to Google search console and sign in with your Google account. After signing in, There is a simple form which is filled out step by step require field and submit it. See below screenshot to fill out the form in detail.
Note: You can use google web console option if your site already has a Google Analytics tracking code.
How to Add Your WordPress Site to Google Webmaster Tools
In the above picture see there is field for your website link, add your website URL here and click the “ADD A PROPERTY” button. After the submit website to google, there is new page appear which is an HTML verification file for download. See below picture for hint:
When you have download the file and upload on your website file path (Hint: upload it under public_html dir.) according to the above instruction, open the file and confirm it. At the end click the verify button. Now you have successfully added google tracking code on your website.
There is another way to add the code in your website which is in the form of meta tag. Add meta tag in your header.php file before closing </head> tag. Lot of plugins are available in the market for add this code in your website. Some plugins are:
a) Easy Google Webmaster Tools,
b) Verify Google Webmaster Tools and
c) google webmaster tools
Add a Sitemap
Google is a source of free traffic for your blog site that you should try to submit website to search engine. Register website with Google analytics account and submit your sitemap on Google console account.
A sitemap is an XML file that lists every single post, page, image and taxonomy is present on your site that you want search engine to index. To create your sitemap, I recommended plugins help to generate XML sitemap for your website.
1. Google XML Sitemaps
2. SEO by Yoast
With the help of the above given picture, you can submit the Sitemap to Google. You may also want to read our complete guide on how to Add WordPress Website to Yandex Webmaster Tools.