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How can I verify my website in Google Search Console?

This article will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to verify your website with Google Search Console.

If you want to change your website address in your Google Search Console, use this article for reference.

Keep in mind to Install an SSL Certificate on your website (if you haven’t already done so). That is recommended before adding your website to Google Search Console.

Make sure that you have access to your WPX Account or website files. That will be needed to verify the website via the HTML method.

Step 1. Add your website to Google Search Console.

You will need to visit the Google Search Console site and choose Start Now:

You will be redirected to another page from which you can choose the specific Google Account from which you want to manage your Google Console.

After you select the specific Google Account, you will need to choose the property type URL prefix and type in the name of your website to Continue:

Specify the URL exactly as it appears in the browser bar, including the final / (forward-slash) mark.

Step 2. Verify your website address via an HTML file.

To complete the process of adding a property to your Google Search Console, you need to verify it via one of the methods that are given.

The easiest way is to upload an HTML file to your site files. To do that, you need to download the file on your computer by clicking on it:

Upload the verification file to your website so that it will be available at the address specified on the verification details page. This is typically the root directory for your property. 

To upload it to your website’s files, you can use our integrated File Manager through your WPX Account.

Here is an article on how you can do that step by step.

Once you have uploaded the file, you can go ahead and choose Verify to complete the process:

Make sure you add and verify separate Search Console properties for all URL variations that your site supports, including HTTPS, HTTP, www, and non-www.

Step 3. Verify your website address via TXT record.

Another alternative way to verify your domain would be through DNS by adding a TXT record:

To add the needed DNS record to your DNS zone, you will need to check this article and navigate through your WPX Account.

Once the TXT record is uploaded to your DNS zone, you will need to verify it through your Google Search Console to complete the setup:

Step 4. Add additional properties via Google Search Console.

To add additional properties for your new website address, you will need to navigate to the top left corner of your screen and select Search Property (1) and Add Property (2):

That’s it! You have successfully added and verified all website properties via Google Search Console.

If you get stuck with anything discussed on this page, please get in touch with WPX Support Team via live chat (use the bottom right-hand widget) and they will respond and help within 30 seconds or less.

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