How to configure Google Search Console

  1. Visit
  2. Sign in with your Google account (account can be created for free on
  3. On the Welcome page, add the site you wish to optimize

    Google Search Console Welcome pageGoogle Search Console Welcome page
  4. Select a method to verify that you own the domain name.

    Google Search Console VerificationGoogle Search Console Verification
  5. It is recommended that you add domain names with and without www to the search console.
  6. Once both domain names are added and verify, you can pick the preferred domain under Site Settings

    Google Search Console Site SettingsGoogle Search Console Site Settings
  7. Select the country you are targeting under International Targeting > Country

    Google Search Console International TargetingGoogle Search Console International Targeting