How to add your website to Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster (Easy Guide)
When it comes to search engines, some people think it’s a complex process. In this guide, I’ll show you how easy it is to add your website to Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster.
Why do you need to manually add your website in Google Search Console?
Google spider bots randomly crawl on any new/old websites, even if it’s not registered in Google Search Console, but they don’t give it number one priority. Like I said, “randomly crawl“.
You always need to verify your website in Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster.
What are the benefits I get from adding my website to Google Search Console?
- Website statistics
- Page errors warning
- DMCA reports
- How many URLs do you have in Google search
- How often you appear in Google search
- Backlinks status
- Mobile pages
- Page experience
- Add your sitemap
- Core Web Vitals
How to add your website in Google Search Console?
First, you need to go to Google Search Console
Click “Start Now“
Log in using your Google account.
On the left side of your screen, click “Add Property“
Select property type
P.S: URL prefix is the same as domain, but it only allows you to control one URL, you need to add another every time you make a subdomain or change SSL
Copy DNS verification code to verify domain ownership
Go to your website CPanel and type in search “Zone“
Choose which domain you want to add to Google Search Console, then click “Manage“
Click “+ Add Record“
Follow these instructions please
- Write your domain name (don’t use HTTP or HTTPS, just “Yourdomain.com.”)
- Change type to TXT
- Add DNS verification you’ve copied from Google Search Console
Leave TTL as default, Example:
Click “Add Record“
Now go back to Google Search Console and click “VERIFY“
Congratulation, you’ve added your domain to search console. Now you can explore the options there such as adding your sitemap, checking your indexed pages in google,,,etc.
I’ve connected my website to Cloudflare and I cannot verify my domain in Google Search Console?
If you already connected your domain to Cloudflare and every time you get an error even if you add a DNS record through your CPanel
Log in your Cloudflare account then click on DNS icon
Click “Add record“
Carefully follow these steps
- Change type to TXT
- In name option type “@” sign only for main domain root
- Leave TTL “Auto”
- Paste your Google DNS verification
Don’t forget to click “Save“
How to add your website to Bing Webmaster?
It’s so simple now, since you added your domain name to Google Search Console and followed the steps.
Adding your website to Bing Webmaster became super easy nowadays.
First, You need to go to Bing Webmaster
Click “Get Started“
Sign in using Microsoft Account, Google Account, Facebook Account.
Now, you have 2 options
- Import all the data from Google Search Console (Easy way)
- Do it manually
If you decided to do it manually, then add your website on the right side “Add your site manually”
At left side you can just click “Import” and log in your Google Account.
1. Upload XML File to your server
Go to your CPanel and search for “File Manager“
Open file manager, then go to your website destination. Usually in Public_html folder
Double-click on the folder to open it, then click “Upload” from top bar
Go back to Bing Webmaster, then click “Verify“
2. HTML Meta tag
If you’re using WordPress Platform, please follow this guide “How to Add Code in WordPress Header and Footer, body“
If you’re using a different platform, open index.htm file from your web server, then add your code between header tag.
<header> <meta name="msvalidate.01" content="Your Bing Webmaster code" /> </header>
3. DNS Record
Same as we did with Google Search Console, and I don’t recommend this way.
Adding your website to search engines, especially Google, can tell you a lot of stuff and information about your website and how people think about it. How many visitors have seen your website and clicked or ignored it.
Try to work on your design and content before you add it to search engines to avoid any Error and try to fix it or to get low rank because your website has bad user experience.
P.S. Happy posting ⌨