How To Add Google Search Console to WordPress Website Using Rank Math

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How to add GSC to WP Website

Google Search Console is a must-needed tool for every site owner whether they use WordPress or not.

As I’m a WordPress fan, today I’ll show you how to add Google Search Console (GSC) to your WordPress website.

Google Search Console (GSC) gives you enormous data to analyze your Google Ranking. Not only that, you can identify and fix crawling and indexing related errors using it.

No other tool can help you to optimize your website for SEO like the GSC.

It can be added to your WordPress website in many ways. If you use any SEO plugin such as ‘Yoast SEO’ or ‘Rank Math’, the job becomes much easier.

We have used both ‘Yoast SEO’ and ‘Rank Math’. Personally, I prefer ‘Rank Math’ over ‘Yoast SEO’ for some specific reasons.

Today I’ll show you how you can add GSC using ‘Rank Math’ SEO plugin.

Install 'Rank Math' SEO Plugin
Image 1: Install and Activate ‘Rank Math’ SEO Plugin

Step 1: At first, install and activate ‘Rank Math’ SEO plugin on your WordPress website.

Paste the URL in the 2nd field of GSC
Image 2: Paste the URL in the 2nd field of GSC

Step 2: Then, go to Google Search Console while logged in your associated Gmail account. Copy the website URL and paste it in the 2nd field as shown in the above picture. And click ‘Continue’ under the field.

Checking URL Verification
Image 3: Checking URL Verification

Step 3: Google will check for verification as shown in the above image and you will be landed on a page as shown below (Image 4). Click on the ‘HTML Tag’. (Image 4)

Click on the ‘HTML Tag’
Image 4: Click on the ‘HTML Tag’
Copy the Google Verification code inside the quotation mark.
Image 5: Copy the Google Verification code inside the quotation mark.

Step 4: Copy the Google Verification code inside the quotation mark. (Image #5)

Paste Google Verification code
Image 6: Paste Google Verification code

Step 5: Go to your website’s dashboard and click “Rank Math’ –> ‘General Settings’ –> ‘Webmaster Tools’. Then paste the previously copied code in the ‘Google Search Console’ field.

Click the ‘Save Change’ button
Image 7: click the ‘Save Change’ button

Step 6: Scroll down the page and click the ‘Save Change’ button as shown in image #7

 

How to Verify Google Search Console

 

Verify Google Search Console Ownership
Image 8: Verify Google Search Console Ownership

Step 7: Go to your Google Search console tab again and click the ‘Verify’ button under the ‘HTML Tag’. It’ll take a few seconds and a popup message of ‘Owner Verification’ will appear as shown below.

 

How to Connect Rank Math with Google Search Console

 

Connect Rank Math with Google Search Console
Image 9: connect Rank Math with Google Search Console

Step 8: Now you will need to connect Rank Math with Google Search Console to see the most important information from Google directly in your WordPress dashboard. To do it, go to Rank Math ‘Dashboard’ again and scroll to the bottom of the page. Click the ‘On button’ under the ‘Search Console’ as shown in image #9. The grey button will appear green.

Go to the Rank Math ‘General Settings’ again and click on the ‘Search Console’ button
Image 10: Go to the Rank Math ‘General Settings’ again and click on the ‘Search Console’ button

Step 9: Now go to the Rank Math ‘General Settings’ again and click on the ‘Search Console’ button as shown in image #10.

Click on the ‘Get Authorization Code’ button
Image 11: Click on the ‘Get Authorization Code’ button

Step 10: Click on the ‘Get Authorization Code’ button as shown in the above image.

Choose an account for Google Search Console
Image 12: Choose an account for Google Search Console

Step 11: You will be taken to a popup window where you need to choose an account for Google Search Console. Just select the account or login using the associated account.

Allow the Rank Math to access your Google account
Image 13: Allow the Rank Math to access your Google account

Step 12: Another pop-up window will appear and you will be asked to allow the Rank Math to access your Google account. Just click the ‘Allow’ button!

Copy the code
Image 14: Copy the code

Step 13: Another pop-up window will appear and you will be asked to copy a code.

Copy-Paste the code and click 'Authorize' button
Image 15: Copy-Paste the code and click ‘Authorize’ button

Step 14: Copy the code and paste it as shown in the image. Click the ‘Authorize’ button.

Click ‘Save Changes’ to complete the GSC setup.
Image 16: Click ‘Save Changes’ to complete the GSC setup.

Step 15: Finally click ‘Save Changes’ to complete the Google search console (GSC) setup.

You are done with the setup! Now you visit Google Search Console to find out data of your website. Usually, you may need to wait up to 12-24 hours to appear the data on your Google Search Console dashboard.

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2 thoughts on “How To Add Google Search Console to WordPress Website Using Rank Math”

  1. I wonder where you’re getting your information, but great topic.
    I need to spend some time learning more and implementing them on my website.

    Thanks for great information I was looking for this info for my mission.

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