How to increase your website visits in Nigeria by creating google console

 

When it comes to optimizing your website to increase visitors, you are definitely going to get over a thousand and one solutions by different SEO experts, however hardly is anyone talking about the fundamental which is Creating a google console account for your website.

what is search console?

Google Search Console is a free service offered by Google that helps you monitor and maintain your site’s presence in Google Search results. Google console was formerly known as Google webmaster tools.

The Most Important SEO Tool(Google Search Console):

Many a Nigerian websites are trying hard to get their website to generate higher traffic by implementing traffic generating hacks: buying PPC ads, keyword research, Social sharing etc. but their misdoing is not to have Google’s  insight of their website. My friend, the most important guide to getting your SEO right is creating google console account.

Follow this guide to help you create your google console account in less than 5 minutes, I must say having a GSC account is rather  a basic optimization technic.

I’m going to demonstrate setting up google console account using the new search console

Google Console Outlook has Changed

In January 2018, Google announced  that they released a beta version of a new Search Console experience to a limited number of users. We are now starting to release this beta version to all users of Search Console, so that everyone can explore this simplified process of optimizing a website’s presence on Google Search.

Consequently, the account creation has differed in few steps. This tutorial will teach you how to register your website in the new google search console. If you have a google console account already, you would not need to create another account. Simply click the try new search console account as it will be seen on your GSC dashboard.

Step-by-step procedure of creating Google console account:

I’m assuming that you already have a google account set up on  your device. so let’s get this done:

First, enter “google console” on your browser’s search bar and click the first result of the search. This will take you to google console website. Alternatively, enter the url of GSC  https://search.google.com/search-console/about, when you are on the GSC site, click the ADD PROPERTY button to continue.

Welcome to Google Search Console

Google Search Console account creation step 1

However if you are trying to create account from a device that already has a Google search console account then you will find a page like the below.

N.B. If your computer don’t have an account already, ignore step 2.

Google Search Console account creation step 2

Google Search Console account creation step 2

This will take you to the second page. where you need to verify your ownership of the site you requested. This is because google don’t want to be providing website data to random people but authorised users.

There are about 7 different ways of verifying your site. For the purpose of this post, we will be using the download html file and upload method as  can be seen below:

Google search console step 3

Google search console account creation step 3

After downloading and uploading the file to your site’s HEAD part, login to your web host in another tab and upload the downloaded file to the ‘public html’ directory of your cPanel. After which you will return to the GSC account creation tab and click verify button.

GSC account creation final step

Google Search Console go account creation final step

And here we go, Our brand new Search Console dashboard.

Google Console for a new property

Google Console Dashboard for a newly Added property

Voila! Our newly created google search console property dashboard. That was easy right?

If you are using the old GSC, you can check the account creation tutorial of backlinko

Conclusion

Your SEO is wack if you don’t have statistics on how your property is performing. To gain knowledge on your site’s/blog performance, you need a google Console account. Which I have shown you how to create in this post.

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