Google Search Console is the only way for you to submit your site to Google search engine. You should add your site and verify the ownership in order to use all features of the Search Console account. Google offers two ways to verify your site – Recommended and Alternate method. Most of the site owners use the alternate method like verification with HTML meta tag. But recommended way is much easier than the traditional HTML meta tag verification method.
Why Use Recommended Method?
There are many good reasons you should use recommend method of verification:
- The recommended method is very easy.
- Google automatically adds DNS text record on your domain level. You don’t need to worry about adding the manual verification code on the pages of your site.
- Also you don’t need to insert the verification code every time you change the theme or plugin of your site.
Just verify and forget. It will stay forever on your domain DNS record as long as you modify it. Google provides integrated way to verify site ownership with various domain registrars. So when you transfer domain to a new registrar after verification, go to Search Console and verify it again with the new registrar.
Step 1: Add Property in Search Console
Login to your Google Search Console account and go to the “Home” page. Click on “Add A Property” button to add your website.
Enter your site’s URL in the box and click on “Add” button. Remember to enter correct URL of your site with or without WWW. Also ensure to enter HTTPS or HTTP.
Step 2: Choose GoDaddy Registrar
You should first verify the ownership of your site in order to add the site in Google Search Console. Google offers two methods to verify your site – recommend method and alternate method. You can view the methods after adding your site in the step 1. Go to “Recommended method” tab and select your domain name provider as GoDaddy from the list.
Click on the “Verify” button to proceed further.
Step 3: Login to GoDaddy
You will be taken to GoDaddy site for logging into your account. Enter user name, password and login to your GoDaddy account.
Step 4: Grant Permission
Basically you need to link GoDaddy Domain Verification module to your Google Search Console account. In order to do this, you should grant permission to GoDaddy for accessing your site details in Search Console. Click on the “Allow Access” button to grant permission.
Step 5: Confirm Verification
Confirm your verification by clicking on “Yes” button.
Step 6 – Successful Verification
Success message of verification completion will be shown and click on “continue” to go back to your Google Search Console account. Now you can see the site is listed on the dashboard.