Create Google Webmasters

Google Webmasters gives us and our clients important information on the appearance of the site in Google search. It can also be linked to google Analytics to feed in search data.

  1. Login to Webmasters
  2. Click “Add a Site” on the top right of the Dashboard
  3. Enter the URL
  4. To verify select Alternate methods > Google Analytics (provided that you have already setup the GA code on the site
  5. Click “Verify
  6. After verification click “Continue”

Add other users

  1. Click the cog icon on the top right of the screen
  2. Select “Users and Site owners:
  3. Click “Manage Site Owners” (top right – next to add new user)\
  4. Add other nuttify team members (like forms@nuttify.com & admin@nuttify.com)  and the client

Add the XML Site map

  1. From the site Dashboard “SEO > XML Sitemaps”
  2. On the top right of the page click “Add/Test Sitemap”
  3. At nuttify we use this URL. The “?NOCACHE” is there to let Google through the cache on the server nad always get the freshest sitemap. If you are not running Varnish cache on your web server, the you will just need to use “sitemap_index.xml”
  4. Click “Submit”
  5. Click ‘Refresh Page”

Log in the next day and see if the sitemap is submitted successfully.

Link Webmasters to Google Analytics

  1. Log in to the Analytics account for this client and go to the reports > Acquisition > Search Engine Optimisation > Queries
  2. If no Webmasters account is linked you will see a notice saying so, and an option to create onegoogle-analytics-webmasters
  3. Click “Set up Webmasters Tools data sharing and scroll to the bottom of the next pages (which is in the property settings)
  4. Click “Edit” in the Webmasters Tools Settings section
    webmasters-settings-in-google-analytics
  5. Select the property webmasters properties listings
  6. Click Save
  7. Yay!

 

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