This is a guide for – How to add a Domain in Google Search Console and verify manually. First, we need to go to the Google search console’s official site then we can verify our website domain.
Just search “google search console ” In the search engine, and it will be on the top result. Now go to the site, then click on the start now option.
After clicking on the start now option, it will ask you to give a Gmail account to add a search console domain. I recommend you use the same Gmail account used in your WordPress admin to remember and manage your site in the search console easily and quickly.
I also recommend you; I’ve you have multiple domains create specific Gmail account for a specific domain. I personally do that. It’s not necessary, though. You can use multiple domains in one account too. You can manage all your domain in one search console.
After signing with a Gmail account, if you have not previously added any domain then first you need to add one first. what you gonna do is select a method – ”URL prefix”
Now add your domain URL, with HTTPS and click on continue.
After adding the domain, we need to verify it. there are 4 different methods available, choose the Html meta tag method because its easy. So what we are going to do is We are going to copy the meta tag and place it on the header of our website.
After copying the meta tag, Go to your WordPress dashboard. Now scroll down below to see the appearance option. Click on that and then click on theme editor.
Now On the right side look down below, and find Header.php. Click on that and select. Now You will see <Head> in the PHP file. Now paste the copied meta tag and then press on update button.
After updating, Go to the search console again and verify it.
That’s it now you can see, Your ownership to your domain now verified on the google search console. Now you are ready to manage your domain in the search console.
Now click on the search console menu icon and you will see your added domain, Click on that to continue.
So I hope this article is helpful for those who want to add and verify the domain in the Search console. If you have any doubts then Comment down below.