Verifying your site in Google Search Console

Google Webmaster Search Console will help you to manage Google's indexing of your site.  Yola has made it possible for you to take advantage of Google Webmaster's website optimization tools.  
 

Verifying Your Site with Google Search

If your site is not yet published to the web, you will have to do so first, because you will need the URL (web address) during the verification process. If you have not published your site yet, please follow the steps in this tutorial: Publishing Your Site. If you plan on purchasing a custom domain to publish before getting found on Google, now would be the perfect opportunity.
 
Once your site is published, you will see the URL by going to Settings > Publishing. Under "Your Domain(s)", you should see the domain URL for your site listed next to the Primary Domain

Write down the URL and head on over to Google Webmasters to get started. If you do not have a Google account, you will have to create one. Otherwise, sign in with your Google login details by clicking Search Console.
 
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If you are signing up for Google Webmasters for the first time, you will see two options to proceed on the Welcome to Google Search Console homepage. Choose the Domain property type:
 
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The verification screen will open up. Copy the portion of the tag without 
google-site-verification=
 This would look like a string of letters and numbers:
 
vDEFASlzekmknyZVwJK82Ecty45wNGsUGMl1ErEJ1K4
 
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Now that you have the verification code, you need to add it to your Yola site. Here are the steps to do it :

1. Go back to your Yola site and make sure you are in the Sitebuilder. Keep Google Webmaster open in a separate window.

2. Go to Settings > Tracking.  

3. In the Google Webmaster field box, paste the verification code into the space provided.

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4. Click Save Changes.

5. In the Sitebuilder, click Publish

D. Once you have added your code to Yola, go back to Webmaster Tools. Click the Verify button at the bottom of the page. If you have verified your site correctly, you will see the confirmation message.
 
Click the Continue link underneath the message. This will take you to the Site Dashboard page.

 

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Where do I get more information on how Google Search Console works?

  • Google Search Console Help page is packed with information.  Here is the link.

  • Help! Google Webmaster gives me errors and I don't know what they mean!

    You can find detailed information on what those errors mean and how to fix them on this link.
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