Search engines are still the major source of the audience for any website. It is important to submit and verify your website to the search engines to make them visible in search results. Majority of methods for submitting your website to search engines include the risky work of messing with the codes and uploading files to the server. For simple users without much knowledge of codes and file upload systems, this task can be really handy. In this article, we will show you the easiest method to add WordPress websites to search engines without crashing it.
The Easiest Way to Add WordPress Websites to Search Engines
Using WordPress plugin is the easiest and safest method to verify your blog for Search engines. Many SEO plugins like Yoast SEO plugin, jetpack plugin, and All In One SEO Pack plugin give easy ways to verify your ownership. First, download and install Yoast SEO plugin. If you already have the plugin then that is even better. To know how to install and use Yoast SEO read our article on “Install and Setup WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast“.
Submitting Your Website to Google Search Engine
Google is the world’s most popular search engine. The only way to add the WordPress site in Google is by using Google Search Console. Go to Google Search Console which was initially known as Google Webmaster Tool. Sign into the Google account and you will reach the Search console home page. In the upper right corner, click Add a Property button.
Now in the pop-up box, enter your website’s correct URL and click the blue Add button.
Now Google console will give you various methods to verify your website. Choose the HTML tag method among various alternative methods. Copy the meta tag verification code. In the verification code, you will only need the code inside the parenthesis inside the content.
Next, you will need to log in to your dashboard and navigate to SEO > Dashboard in your WordPress menu.
Go to ‘Webmaster tool’ tab and enter the earlier copied code to the Google Search Console text box as shown in the image below.
Go back to Google Search Console page and click verify button. You will get the congratulation message to confirm that your registration was successful. If you do not get any congratulation method then repeat the process carefully from the start.
Adding to Bing Webmaster Tools
Bing is the second popular search engine after Google. Visit the Bing webmaster tool page and sign in with your Microsoft accounts.
Once signed in you will be directed to the Google search dashboard. Enter the URL of your website which you want to add and click the add button.
Next, you will have to enter some simple info about your site. Enter the info and click save button at the end. Now you will be directed to the verification page. There are three method s to verify. We will be using the second method which includes copying the meta tag in your web page. Since we are using Yoast SEO plugin for verification; we will only need the value of the content attribute. Copy the content value as highlighted in the image.
Now go to WordPress dashboard and open SEO > Dashboard from the menu as done before. In the webmaster tools tab, paste the copied value in the Bing webmaster tools text box. Finally, click Save Changes button to save the changes.
The most important element in making any website run successfully is the audience. Getting people to visit your website is as important as creating a website. Social media and search engines are two major sources of getting the audience to your site. Although you have added your site to search engines it does not guarantee that your website will be shown on the first page of Google Search result. It is still important to make your website SEO optimized and make proper use of keywords. In this article, we learned a safe way to add WordPress websites to search engines. We hope you liked it. You may also like our other similar article on “How to Add Google Search in WordPress? Here’s Step by Step Guide”.
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