How to setup Google Webmaster account and add XML site map for SEO

Google webmaster helps you track your site’s search performance with Google Search Console and browse around for more webmaster resources. Even if something’s wrong with your site, get help fast using google’s top issues list, support documentation and testing tools.

Step 1: How to setup Google Webmaster account

Open google webmaster in the browser – GOOGLE WEBMASTER LOGINGoogle webmaster account

Step 2: After Singing In, click Add a property

How to setup google webmaster account

How to setup google webmaster account

Step 3: Google will ask you to verify your site

How to setup google webmaster account

There are various options from the above list that you can choose from, we prefer HTML tag as it is easy to be updated.

How to setup google webmaster account

All you need to do is to copy the meta tag content as seen below

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Step 4: Go to YOAST SEO and click Webmaster tools

Now, you just need to paste the content key in the Google Search console field and Yoast SEO will do the remaining things.

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Step 5: Go back to webmasters and click VERIFY.

How to setup google webmaster account

After clicking verify you’ll see this green tick which means google webmaster has successfully verified the ownership of your site.

How to setup google webmaster account

Learn how to setup Google Analytics on your site

Step 6: How to upload XML Site map on google webmaster tool

As per Wikipedia – A site map (or sitemap) is a list of pages of a web site accessible to crawlers or users. It can be either a document in any form used as a planning tool for Web design, or a Web page that lists the pages on a Web site, typically organized in hierarchical fashion.

Follow this tutorial to learn how to upload XML site map on google webmaster Click on the sitemap on the lower bottom

How to setup google webmaster account

Click on Add/Test Sitemap

How to setup google webmaster account

In the meantime go to your blog’s backend (WP-admin) and make sure that you’ve installed YOAST SEO

Click SEO > XML Sitemaps

How to setup google webmaster account

Then click XML sitemap, alternatively you can click user sitemap option as well.

How to setup google webmaster account

Now here is a list of all the XML sitemap that YOAST SEO has created it for your site.

POST and PAGE sitemap are the one’s that we will be submitting to Google webmaster, because they are the one which contain the information about our blog.

How to setup google webmaster account

Copy it, refer to the screenshot below.

How to setup google webmaster account

Paste the same in your Google Webmaster and click SUBMIT.

How to setup google webmaster account

repeat the same for PAGE sitemap.

How to setup google webmaster account

Once you are done with adding the sitemaps, refresh the page.

How to setup google webmaster account

Here is your google webmaster dashboard showing your sitemap added.

How to setup google webmaster account

 

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