Learn how verify and configure Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools) using the Yoast SEO Plugin for WordPress. The exact same process can be used for Bing and Yandex (Russia’s largest search engine). Besides verification, this video also shows you how to submit your Yoast XML sitemap to Google along with basic optimizations like setting www vs. non- international targeting options, fixing HTML improvements and other Google Search Console optimizations. Here is the article version which I keep updated as Yoast is constantly updating their plugin:
Definitely watch the full video if you’re new to Google Search Console and drop me a line if you have any questions!
1. Sign up for Google Search Console 0:38
2. Verify using HTML tag option 1:00
3. WWW vs. non-WWW 2:20
4. Submit Yoast XML Sitemap to Google 3:09 (URL to submit: sitemap_index.xml)
5. Set international targeting 4:59
6. More Google Search Console tips 5:28
WEBMASTER TOOLS LINKS
Google Search Console:
Bing Webmaster Tools:
Yandex Webmaster Tools:
GOOGLE SEARCH CONSOLE FAQS
What Is WWW vs. Non-WWW:
What Is International Targeting:
Common Sitemap Errors:
What Are HTML Improvements:
MORE YOAST TUTORIALS
Choosing Yoast Focus Keywords:
Optimizing Content For Green Lights:
Drop me a line if you have questions and please like this video if you found it helpful.
Thanks for watching!