How to use Google Webmaster tool or Search Console to Submit Your Website URL
About Webmaster Tool or Search Console
Google's Webmaster tools provide valuable insight into your website. To improve your website, you can view search appearances, traffic, and errors. This valuable insight can only be available if you submit your website on google. Everyone who owns a website should use these tools; submitting your URL on google is very easy. This blog will help you how to do it yourself.
Suppose you're working with a website professional such as a designer or SEO analyst; you don't need to provide them with access to this Google App. This is the first basics of SEO anyways. We suggest you should also have an excellent understanding of the webmaster tool, and you should have control of these tools as they consist of all the data for your traffic, keywords, and errors.
Google Webmaster tools are the only way to find errors for your website, giving problems on google search results. It shows searches from google search (organic searches), direct landings, referrals, and social media.
The best thing about it is FREE. Usually, it is used by SEO and Developer to improve the performance of your website. Still, again we recommend that it should be used by everyone owning a website, your staff, or your agencies so that you can keep an eye on your performance if you are getting your SEO done or not getting it done by a FREELANCER, or Digital Marketing Company or doing it yourself.
The most recommended tool to analyze your website at every level. In this blog, We are going to teach you how you could be able to register your website on webmaster so you can always know what you can access webmaster tools/search console. By the way, the Webmaster tool is also called a Search Console. From here onwards, we will be using a Search Console which will mean we are talking about the same tool.
Providing access is quick and easy. Here's how...
1. Sign in to Google Webmaster tools
You will need a GMAIL email address to SIGN IN. If you already have one, you need to sign in.
Once you sign in, you should have a screen like this.
Registering your domain using the domain tab is essential when you have no 301 redirects. Once you enter your domain you will need to apply all URLs your website opens on. Example
In short, 301 redirection helps you redirect your website from https://www..webnet.com.pk to https://webnet.com.pk.
For example, if someone opens your website like this, www.webnet.com.pk, what the 301 redirections will do? It will redirect the URL automatically to https://webnet.com.pk.
Or people use canonical tags.
Now the most crucial part of the entire domain registration on Search Console (Webmaster tool) is to use the URL prefix.
Make sure to put the URL prefix similar to any redirection you have. In our case, our URL prefix for 301 redirections is https://webnet.com.pk Which means that whenever someone opens my website, it will redirect to what I am willing my URL to be.
If you don't have a 301 redirect, Google will take your website as 2. URL with www..yourdomain.com and without www. The website will be the same, meaning that Google will consider all your content duplicate. So once you have done with a 301 redirect, you have to enter that in the search console. Putting a wrong URL will give you so many errors, and Google bots crawl your website and will not be able to identify your website. So make sure you have 301 redirects in place to only one URL.
So on this screen, go to URL prefix any type in your URL and then continue. To help you out, I will be using another website, so I could be able to show you the entire setup.
Press continue. It will bring you up on this screen below.
The most straightforward way is to upload HTML files where your files are on google webmaster. If not, ask your web designer or developer to do it if you know how to use CPanel of your hosting because most of my clients know about Cpanel. Then do the following step.
Download the file
In your Cpanel, find File Manager.
Click on the file manager.
Find a folder with public_html as a circle. Click on it. On the top menu, you will be able to find upload. Now you are on the root folder.
Once you click on the uploads.
Press select – it will open another tab and select your downloaded files. If the display shows only one file, please select and press open. Remember, do not rename the file, or if you have just in case downloaded two files of the same name, it will add (1) in the end, and when you verify, it will not verify because google will not be able to find the file name.
It will tell you that your uploaded file has been completed. Note that the file name uploaded should match the same as below as highlighted.
Once the upload has been completed, close the tab. Once a file is uploaded, you can click on the verify above.
Congratulation, you have been verified to use the best tools for your website, Webmaster tool, or search Console.
You are done. Now you can go to the property. At this point, you might have no data, but now you are on this, it will help you google guiding throughout.
At this point, I have some security issues on that website.
As it is now, it is saying processing data; please check tomorrow. This tab will let you know the performances and organic searches made from google.
URL INSPECTION on GOOGLE WEBMASTER will help you inspect a URL.
COVERAGE- This is an important tab. It shows how many URL is valid and what URL is excluded from the search.
It also tells you in the exclude tab how many URL on your website is duplicated without selecting canonical. Even people that are doing SEO do not know how to solve it. If you are getting these, you should refer to our blog on duplicate without selecting canonical, which means that Google has detected two similar content on the same page.
How to solve it in the blog.
Even if you go ahead, you will also find SITEMAP. It helps google understand all the pages to crawl. So have a SITEMAP.
People always have this problem once the sitemap has been generated google indexed but not submitted to sitemap when there is a URL mentioned. We have a solution to that. Please refer to our blog indexed, not submitted in a sitemap.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to connect us.