Sign Up on Google Search Console

Google Search Console is very much a nifty little Swiss Army knife for site owners. Getting your site verified on GSC is one of the first tasks you should undertake with a new site.

 

swiss army knife for seo

Get Site Verified on Google Search Console

Google Search Console is very much a nifty little Swiss Army knife for site owners. Getting your site verified on GSC is one of the first tasks you should undertake with a new site.

Swiss Army Knife for SEO

 

What is Google Search Console?

Google Search Console used to be known as Webmaster Tools. The old name suited it better because it is basically a collection of free tools for webmasters.  Once you have your sites registered on Google Search Console you can do many things including:

  • upload a sitemap
  • check robots text
  • review internal and external links
  • see what queries your site ranks for
  • analyse site clickthrough rate
  • disavow bad links
  • submit a link
  • fetch as google

 

gsc malicious content warning

 

GSC Harmful Content Alert

The Harmful Content notice is given to site owners whose site may have been compromised by hackers. Those who have not taken the time to register and verify their sites on Google Search Console get no such warning. The first time they might know about the “This site may be hacked” message is that Google throws up next to a site’s name in the search engine results pages,  is if their site visitors or potential clients mention seeing it in the serps. Ouch. Not a good first impression! If that happens to you, go here to find out what “This site may be hacked” means and what you can do to have it removed.

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