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Google Search Console - How to verify my domain

Unlock the Power of Google Search Console for Your SEO and Google Ranking

Are you looking to elevate your website's SEO game and boost your Google ranking? One tool that can make a significant difference is Google Search Console. This powerful, free tool from Google provides invaluable insights into how your website is performing in search results, helping you optimise your content and strategies to drive more organic traffic.


Google Search Console offers a plethora of features designed to enhance your SEO efforts. Here’s why it should be a cornerstone of your SEO strategy:

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Step-by-Step Guide to Domain Verification

Before you can start reaping the benefits of Google Search Console, you need to verify your domain. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Access Google Search Console

Go to Google Search Console and sign in with your Google account. If you don’t have an account, you’ll need to create one.

Click here to go now >

Step 2: Add a Property

Click on the “Add Property” button. You’ll be prompted to choose between “Domain” and “URL prefix.” For comprehensive site management, select “Domain.”

Step 3: Verify Domain Ownership

To verify domain ownership, you’ll need to add a DNS record to your domain’s settings. Here’s how:

  • Copy the TXT Record: Google will provide a TXT record that you need to add to your DNS configuration.
  • Access Your DNS Provider: Log in to your domain registrar or DNS hosting provider.
  • Add the TXT Record: Navigate to the DNS management section and add the TXT record provided by Google.
  • Verify: Once you’ve added the TXT record, return to Google Search Console and click “Verify.”

    Google may take some time to verify the ownership. Once verified, you’ll have full access to the domain property in Google Search Console.

    Need more help? Try these How to articles for various platforms

    How to Add a TXT Record to GoDaddy >
    How To Add a TXT Record to Crazy Domains >
    How to Add TXT Record to Oncord DNS >
    How to Add a TXT Record to cPanel >

    Why not use the URL Verification instead?

    While URL verification is an easier option in Google Search Console, it’s not ideal for your SEO strategy. Here’s why:

    Limited Scope: URL verification only applies to one URLs, not the entire domain.

    This means
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    Inconsistent Data: You’ll receive fragmented data that can complicate your SEO analysis and strategy development.

    Multiple Verifications Needed: Each new URL must be individually verified, which can be time-consuming and inefficient.

    For a more proactive approach to SEO, domain verification is the way to go. It provides a complete view of your website, catching all traffic that comes to your website however they enter your website. 

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