Hey Guys , I am come with the new topic about how we can add Google Webmaster tools to a WordPress site. Alot of WordPress site user searching that how to Increase an organic traffic from Google. One of the most important things is add your site with Google Webmaster tool and allow Google that what your site is performing in meantime. It is very important for all SEO user to managed site with Google Webmaster tool.
Once you have connected your site with Webmaster tools you will have see all performance that Google brings in front of you that what your site doing like Crawling , Indexing, Sitemap URLs. You can link Google Analytics tools with the help of Webmaster tools without Webmaster tools you can’t linked with Google Analytic.
What is Google Webmaster Tool?
Google Webmaster Tools is a no-charge web service by Google for webmasters. It
allows webmasters to check indexing status and optimize visibility of their websites.
It has tools that let the webmasters:
Submit and check a sitemap
Check and set the crawl rate, and view statistics about how Googlebot accesses a particular site
Generate and check a robots.txt file. It also helps to discover pages that are blocked in robots.txt by chance.
List internal and external pages that link to the site
Get a list of broken links for the site
See what keyword searches on Google led to the site being listed in the SERPs, and
the click through rates of such listings
View statistics about how Google indexes the site, and if it found any errors while doing it
Set a preferred domain (e.g. prefer example.com over www.example.com or vice versa), which determines how the site URL is displayed in SERPs
Highlight to Google Search elements of structured data which are used to enrich
search hit entries (released in December 2012 as Google Highlighter) Receive notifications from Google for manual penalties
How To Add Your WordPress Site to Google Webmaster Tools?
1. Create an Google account and go to google webmaster tool website you will see the red button name with Add A Site.
2.Click on that red button the pop up alert message will be appear which ask you to add your website URL you need to add that and click on continue button.
3.After clicking on continue button you will be asked to verify your ownership with webmaster tools. Leave the Recommended method because this method for those who have website with FTP Server.
4.Now click on the Alternate Methods tab and there is three different choices along with HTML tag , Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, so you have to choose HTML tag.
5.Once you choose HTML tag the next step is copy the meta tag below and we are going to add that code in head section before the <body> tag.
6.Now login to your wordpress site and go to Dashboard >Appearance >Editor.
7.Now find out the header.php in right bar files and click on it.
8.Now Paste the code that we copy earlier below <head> and before <body> tag .The code is must look like this ( <meta name=”google-site-verification” content=”YlPC3sjnb5QNMlU9Rp1WipvhASvtHm6MVRlw_N1alMA” /> ).
9.Once you add meta code in head section now click on update file button below and save it.
10. Finally move to webmaster tools website and click on verify button so you will see you site is linked with webmaster tool thats it.