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How to setup Google Search Console for your website?

Setting up Google Search Console (formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools) is an important step in improving the search engine visibility of your website. Here's how to set it up:

  1. Go to the Google Search Console website (https://search.google.com/search-console) and sign in with your Google account.

  2. Click the "Add a Property" button and enter the URL of your website in the pop-up window. Click "Continue".

  3. Verify ownership of your website. Google will provide several verification methods, such as uploading an HTML file to your website, adding a meta tag to your website's homepage, or using your Google Analytics account. Choose the method that works best for you and follow the instructions to verify ownership.

  4. Once you've verified ownership, you can access the Google Search Console dashboard for your website.

  5. From the dashboard, you can access various features and tools, such as the "Performance" report which shows you how your website is performing in search results, the "Coverage" report which shows you any indexing issues with your website, and the "Sitemaps" feature which allows you to submit your website's sitemap to Google.

  6. To ensure that Google is indexing your website's pages properly, go to the "Coverage" report and review any errors or warnings that may be listed. Take steps to fix any issues that are preventing Google from crawling or indexing your website's pages.

  7. Set up email notifications to receive alerts if there are any critical issues with your website, such as indexing problems or security issues.

By setting up Google Search Console and regularly monitoring its reports and features, you can improve the visibility of your website in search results and ensure that your website is optimized for search engine crawlers.

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