If you have a business website/app. So I strongly recommend using google search console. If not, you can’t figure out your real traffic and you can’t handle your appearance on the search engine result page.

What is GSC (Google Search console)

Google Search Console is the webmaster tool name of google.

What is Google Search Console?

google search console logo

Google Search Console is a web service by Google which allows webmasters to check indexing status and optimize visibility of their websites. Until 20 May 2015, the service was called Google Webmaster Tools. In January 2018, Google introduced a new version of the search console, with changes to the user interface. In September of 2019, old Search Console reports, including the home and dashboard pages, were removed.

How to set up google search console

Visit GSC (Google Search Console)

Search ‘Google search console and visit. (https://search.google.com)

how to find google search console
how to find google search console

Below is the landing page and you can start with google sign-in!

Google Search Console start page
Start with a google account

Add & Verify your site.

Let’s add your site. There are 2 options ‘Domain’ and ‘URL prefix’.

What is difference between domain and url prefix?

You can register your service by domain and URL prefix. In short, ‘Domain option’ need approval thru DNS and you can gather data by domain. ‘Url prefix’ can approve by simple method(HTML code, ga verification…) and gather by prefixed URL.

how to start google search console
2 options to start GSC
how tp verify ownership on gsc
Domain option need to verify DNS record

How to use GSC

Time needed: 5 minutes.

How to use Google Search Console (GSC)?

  1. Request indexing

    First, you need to submit sitemap.xml. and if you have any new page you can request an index by each URL.
    how to submit sitemap

  2. Check coverage

    You can find how many URLs are indexed on google.

    how to find coverage

  3. Find traffic

    You can see what’s going on on your site with google. How many times appeared on google search, with what keyword, from where, etc.
    how to find traffic

  4. Monitoring SEO Health

    Check ‘core web vitals’. Google said it is getting more important.

    how to see core web vitals

Final Thoughts

JUDT DO IT

Must use GSC. Handle appearance on google and figure out traffic.

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