How to Add Your WordPress Website to Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools

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google search console

As a WordPress website owner, whether for business or personal needs, you certainly want your website to be known to people. One way to be known is to appear frequently in search engines by add your WordPress website to Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools.

Why do we need to use Google Webmaster Tools to boost search results from our website content? Simply because at this time the most widely used search engine is Google. Although there are search engines other than Google, the Google search engine has become an inseparable part of internet users.

For example in everyday life when we need to find information we will definitely use Google. Or when we give advice to other people to find information, we will say “just googling“. So it becomes important for us owners of business websites, online shops and personal blogs, to be indexed in the Google search engine.

How to add your WordPress website? In this discussion we will share how to add your WordPress website to Google Webmaster Tools and Bing Webmaster Tools.


Add a WordPress Website to Google Search Console

Go to the Google Webmaster Tools page, please click: “Google Search Console“.

  • Register Using Your Email: complete the registration stage or you can directly login using your Google Account.
  • Click “Add Property” and enter the website address according to the website URL with the choice of https:// or https://www.
  • Please click “Continue“, a pop up page will appear to verify website ownership.
  • Scroll down on the page and select the method of verifying with HTML Tag, please copy the code.

Install Webmaster Code on Your WordPress Website

After you have finished registering your website with Google Search Console, the next step is to verify website ownership.


There are several ways you can choose to verify your website in Google Search Console:

  1. Using the Yoast SEO plugin
  • On the Yoast SEO menu select General – Webmaster Tools.
  • Enter your Webmaster Tools code, click “Save Changes“.
  • Click “Verify” on the Google Search Console page.
  1. HTML File
  • Please download the HTML file. Login to cPanel, click “File Manager” and open the public_html folder in the row on the left
  • At the top click “Upload” and select the HTML file to be uploaded into the website’s public_html folder.


How to Add a WordPress Website to Bing Webmaster Tools

Bing Webmaster is a tool made by Microsoft that serves to display websites in Bing search results. Not only that, Bing Webmaster can help you monitor and improve website performance. The goal is to increase the website’s ranking in search results. That way, you can more easily maximize your website’s ranking on Bing and get more traffic. Moreover, Bing has 1.3 billion traffic and 12 billion search volume per month from around the world.


Here’s how to create a Bing Webmaster account:

  • Go to the Bing Webmaster Tools website, click “Get Started”.
  • Add your website URL: import website from Google Search Console or add website URL manually.
  • If you choose manually then do the same way as adding a WordPress website via the Yoast SEO plugin or uploading it via File Manager.
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google search console2


Above we have discussed how to add a WordPress website to Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools. The hope is that after successfully verifying, the articles or content that you create will be indexed faster by search engines so that they will appear more quickly in the search results of your target users or visitors.

To get an optimal website and often appear in searches, the step of registering a website with Google Webmaster Tools is not enough. We must pay attention to various other assessment factors that are needed so that your website is optimal.

One of the things that search engines evaluate to make articles and content on websites appear often is website speed. Why? This is in line with various researches on internet users, many users will close a website when loading is slow and have to wait more than 15 seconds.

It is important for you to have a website that is supported by the best hosting service that is fast, secure and reliable. That’s our discussion this time about how to add a WordPress website to the Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools.

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