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Added Aug 27, 2019
 
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Google Search Console (formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools), is a free platform provided to you by Google to help offer you insights into how Google interprets your website, any problems/errors, keyword and ranking data, security insights, along with several other configurations/reports/tools.

It is important that you set-up Console with your websites as you build them out. These insights you attain will be important to your overall SEO success, and will lead to much better indexing and subsequently rankings.

In this video I walk you through the following processes:

  • How to Setup a Google Account
  • Getting Google Search Console set-up
  • How to Verify your website in your Wordpress Back Office
  • Creating a SiteMap using All in One SEO
  • Submitting a SiteMap to Google
  • A Look Around of Google Search Console
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MartineB Premium
I went into Theme Editor but I don't have a Theme Header only a Theme Footer, therefore I can't complete the actions required to set up. Any ideas?
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PaulWatson Premium
Check to see if your theme is a 'Child' of another theme - it usually says it somewhere in that section. If so, you will need to go into the parent theme and add it to the header there.

That said, if you set up All-in-One SEO (plugin) you can add the code there without the need to access any of your header coding.

Hope this helps

Paul
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MartineB Premium
Oh, it is a child. I will try that, thank you. But if I put it in the All-in-One SEO would that mean that that would apply to all subsequent websites I build or do you install plugins for every website you build? Naive I know.
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MartineB Premium
Thank you so much Paul - success!
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PaulWatson Premium
Yay

And yes, for each new website you will set up a new instance of the All-in-one SEO plugin.

Paul
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MartineB Premium
Ahh right, thank you
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mbstory4 Premium
I cannot get any videos to play can anyone help
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rolland Premium
Not sure but, Videos seem to work best using Google Chrome
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mbstory4 Premium
Thanks I'll try that.
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rolland Premium
Going through the training and adding the code to Theme Header php file I get an error saying this.

Unable to communicate back with site to check for fatal errors, so the PHP change was reverted. You will need to upload your PHP file change by some other means, such as by using SFTP.

I went through the training twice to be sure I did not miss something. Any idea how to fix the problem?
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Kyoko817 Premium
I can't believe this! I had set up Console, had sitemap but did not submit the sitemap to Google! For some reason, I thought having sitemap was enough. Thank you for this training and I should be all set!
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LouisaB Premium
Great training. Even though I've had this training before, I'm still a bit raw on the edges.
Again, this was right-on at a perfect time. However, I still need to watch it again, to assure that I got it down packed.

What I 'll do is practice on another site, just to go through theses steps again.

Thank You for another awesome lesson.

Louisa B
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Donnie58 Premium
Kyle, thanks for this training! It was very timely for me.

I was just about ready to search Wealthy Affiliate for training on how to do this! It has troubled me for a while now on how to verify a site! Google Search Console doesn't explain it very well.

The training was so simple that even a non-techie older guy like me could easily figure it out.

That's what I love about Wealthy Affiliate! If I was going it alone I would NEVER be able to figure this stuff out! Thanks again!

Donnie
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