Google Search Console is a FREE website analytics tool that gives site owners 

access to data about their rankings on Google. There is an ample of abundance 

of information that can be gleaned from the Search Console such as search terms 

your site can be found for using a Google Search, how it ranks for those terms 

compared to your competitors and how many users are clicking on your site's 

listing. This is also a great place to check periodically, as Google will send messages 

via the Search Console which will let you know if there are concerns with your site, 

such as malware, hacking, or violations of Google's Webmaster Guidelines.

1. Sign in to Search Console at using your Google account. If you don’t have a Google account, you’ll need to create one.

2. After you sign in, click on add a property.

3. In the popup window that displays, enter the primary url that you will be managing. (TIP: If you have launched your site on a custom domain; eg: instead of, use the custom domain for tracking purposes.) Click Continue.


4. Next, you will need to verify that you are the site owner. This can be done using one of the following methods:
  • Use your Google Analytics account Recommended
  • Add a meta tag to your website’s HTML Recommended for advanced users only
  • Upload a file to your server  Not Compatible with the LiveEdit platform.
  • Add a new DNS record

5. To Verify Using Google Analytics, you must first have a verified Google Analytics account setup on your website. To setup Google Analytics, please Click Here. Once setup on your website, click on the 'Alternate Methods' tab.

6. Click the radio button beside 'Google Analytics' and then click 'Verify.'

7. A message will display, congratulating you on successfully verifying ownership of your website.