What is the Google Search Console Used for?
Hey everyone, I’m Jacob Smedley; I’m an SEO blogger and social media manager and I work on the technology committee with American Marketing Association’s Austin, Texas chapter.
Today, I’m going to demonstrate how to manually submit your blog posts directly to Google using Google’s Search Console. The search console is a webmaster tool, but anyone can to use it if you take some time to learn about it. The basic purpose served by the search console is to tell Google that your site exists or that it has been updated. This is an easy way to get your blog posts to show up (or to “index”) on Google faster.
Submitting Blog Posts to Google for Fast Indexing
So, I’ll go ahead and show you how to do this as if you have already connected the search console to your website. If you have NOT yet connected the search console to your website, don’t worry – I’ll demonstrate how to connect it to your website in this video as well.
- Select your website
- “Crawl” menu
- “Fetch as Google”
- Paste blog’s URL
- “Fetch” and “Request Indexing”
Connecting Your Website to the Search Console for the First Time
If you haven’t connected your website to the search console yet, I’ll show you 3 easy ways to get it connected – or “verified”.
- Yoast verification
- Domain login
- Paste code into header.php
Getting your Company Blog Up-to-Snuff
I hope that I was able to answer any questions that you had going into this video. But please feel free to ask me anything in the comments – or to email me (email@example.com). I really enjoy using LinkedIn, and I’d love to connect with y’all there. The link to my Linkedin profile and my email address are in the description of this video.
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