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GOOGLE SEARCH CONSOLE: COMPLETE GUIDELINES HOW TO USE IT

GOOGLE SEARCH CONSOLE: COMPLETE GUIDELINES HOW TO USE IT
QUX.ME, Tutorial - Google Search Console is one of the "weapons" that must be mastered by those of you who dive in the world of websites or blogs. This advanced platform from Google really resolves all the problems experienced by developers when they do SEO and trobleshooting optimization on their website. Believe it or not, using the right Google Search Console will have a big impact on the quality of your website or blog in Google's eyes.

You need to know, once the Google Search Console was introduced to the term Google Web Master. There are lots of powerful features that you can find on this Google platform. Of course these features will simplify your work in carrying out maintenance on the blog or website that you have. What's more, this one platform is also very compatible for those of you who want to do SEO optimization.

WHAT IS THE CONSOLE GOOGLE SEARCH?

Google Search Console is a free platform created by Google for developers and web owners. This one platform allows you to monitor your web performance from Google's point of view or Google's organic terms. With Google Search Console, you will be able to analyze your website in detail and thoroughly. But unfortunately this one platform is very rarely used especially by those who are still beginners.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING CONSOLE GOOGLE SEARCH?

There are many benefits that you can get if you apply the use of this Google platform to your website. But in general, this benefit serves to perform maintenance and optimization of the website or blog that you have. For more details, please proceed to the points below:

LOOKING FOR THE OPERATED KEY WORDS THAT HOPES TO YOUR SITE

The first benefit that you will get from using Google Search Console is being able to find the keywords used by visitors to find the website you have. So later you can optimize your website with these keywords.

SEE THE POPULAR PAGE ON YOUR WEB

You can clearly see which pages or posts are most visited by visitors and how long they are on the page. Here you will be able to analyze the impressions that each page has on your site.

KNOW THE SOURCES OF YOUR VISITORS WEBSITE

You can also classify the origin of visitors who come to your website. With this feature you will be able to see how far the reach of the site you have to the coming organic visitors.

IDENTIFY THE DEVICES USED BY VISITORS

Another benefit that you can get from using Google Search Console is being able to identify what devices are used by visitors to access your website. This will help you to decide what device optimization you are going to do in the future.

CHECKING THE RENPOSIVITY OF YOUR SITE FROM THE MOBILE DEVICE

Today the majority of internet users use mobile smartphones to access cyberspace, with Google Search Console, you can analyze your site's compatibility with mobile devices.

LOOK FOR THAT BACKLINK TOWARDS YOUR SITE

Another benefit that you can get from Google Search Console is that you can analyze all the backlinks that go to the site you have. Here you can qualify for quality backlinks and which do not.

DOING BROKEN LINK CHECKING IN YOUR WEB

Not only that, you can also find broken links on the site easily. There is a special feature in Google Search Console that can do this. So you can fix the broken link immediately so that visitors don't go to an invalid page.

CHECKING YOUR SITE SECURITY

Furthermore, you can also check the security condition of your website by using this Google platform. This will protect your site from malware that will be harmful to visitors to your site.

EASY TO GOOGLE CRAWLING WITH SITEMAPS

Finally, make sure you know that Google Search Console also provides a sitemap feature that allows Google to quickly crawling your site. So all posts that you do will easily enter Google Serp using this XML Sitemap feature.

HOW TO REGISTER SITES TO CONSOLE GOOGLE SEARCH?

As one of the free features of Google, it can be ascertained that the main requirement that you must fulfill to utilize the Google Search Console feature is to have a Google account. To add your site to the Google Search Console platform, you only need to do a few easy steps below.

1. Log in to your Google Account


2. Open the webmaster tools platform. After entering, click the "add property" menu


3. Select the "Website" menu. After the form column appears, fill in this column with the Site URL that you have. Click Ok and then the verification option will appear


Site ownership verification in the Google Search Console platform can be done in several methods. Of course you can choose the easiest method in your opinion. First you can verify with the HTML Upload method, domain provider, HTML Tag, or by using Google Analytics Tracking Code.

HOW DO I USE CONSOLE GOOGLE SEARCH?

Using Google Search Console can sometimes make you confused if you really haven't experienced it. The reason is there are so many features on this Google platform. In order for you to have no difficulties, here are some basic guidelines that you can follow to use them.

HOW TO DETERMINE COUNTRIES THAT BECOME A TARGET OF YOUR SITE



The most fundamental thing when you use the Google platform is to determine the target country. Of course you can adjust this to the language you use on the site.

  1. Select the "Search Traffic" menu
  2. Then click the "International Targeting" sub menu
  3. Select the "Country" menu
  4. Select the country that is your target
Determining the target country will help Google to maximize the performance of your website in the country you are targeting.

HOW TO ADD SITEMAP (SITE MAP)



No less important, the next thing you should do when using Google Search Console is adding a site map. It's easy, follow the steps below:
  1. First open the Google XML Sitemap and then get your site's XML Sitemap link. The form of the link will be like this "http://yoursite.com/sitemap_index.xml"
  2. Then go to the Google Search Console.
  3. On the dashboard menu, click the sitemap menu
  4. Paste the last part of the link you got from the Google XML Sitemap above "sitemap_index.xml" in the available column.
  5. Click submit if it's finished.
Registering your site's sitemap into Google Search Console will make it easier for Google to crawling the sites you have and place them on the Google Serpent so that all posts and pages on the site will appear faster in search results.

HOW TO FIND AND FIX THE PROBLEM OF THE ERROR PAGE



The next important feature that you can get from Google Search Console is finding the error page on your site. How to do it is very easy.
  1. Open the Google Search Console dashboard
  2. Click the "coverage" menu
  3. Click the "Index" menu
This menu will show all pages that have errors on the site that you have. After that you can fix the error page by deleting it or redirecting it to another page.

HOW TO SEE POTENTIAL KEY WORDS AND DO KEY OPTIMIZATION


Every website has organic visitors who use their respective keywords to find your website. To analyze this and find the most popular and potential keywords, you can rely on this Google Search Console.
  1. Open the Google Search Console dashboard
  2. Click the "Performance" menu
  3. Filter search results by using the average position menu, CTR, and Impression
By using this you will be able to analyze the keywords that are most often used by visitors on your site and maximize the optimization of your site with these keywords. To optimize keywords, make sure you filter the keywords that appear. Choose keywords with average position above 7. How do you do this:
  1. Open the Google Search Console dashboard
  2. Click the "Performance" menu
  3. Click the filter and select "Position"
  4. Choose keywords with average position 7 and above
  5. Click "Done"
After that, you just have to do an optimization using the keywords that you have researched.

HOW TO DO EVALUATION ON CONTENT


No less important, the next thing you have to do when you use the Google Search Console platform is to evaluate the content on the site that you have. Follow the method below:
  1. Open the Google Search Console dashboard
  2. Then open the "Performance" menu
  3. Click the "Pages" menu
  4. Select the page you want to see the performance
  5. Click the "Queries" menu
  6. The page results that you need will appear
Using this content evaluation feature will make it easier for you to analyze the impressions that each page has on your site.

HOW TO FIND A BACKLINK SOURCE


The next thing you can do through Google Search Console is find the source of backlinks. This will make it easier for you to analyze the quality of the backlinks that your site has. Do the steps below.
  1. Open the Google Search Console dashboard
  2. Click the "Links" menu
  3. Click the "Top Linking Sites" Menu
After that a link will appear that refers to your site. Here you can analyze which links you will keep and which links you will delete from your site. You need to know, backlinks are very important to increase the SEO score of your site. therefore you have to choose a truly high quality backlink.

HOW TO IMPROVE INTERNAL LINKS QUALITY


Not only backlinks, you can also maximize the functionality of internal links when you use the Google Seach Console. The methods are as follows:
  1. Open the Google Search Console Dashboard
  2. Click "Links"
  3. Click the "Internal Link" Menu
Using this one feature you will be able to easily see which pages have links in the content. You can also fix the links that have been errors on the page.

HOW TO OPTIMIZE MOBILE WEB


As you know, currently the majority of internet users use mobile smartphones as a medium for surfing. Therefore you should try to optimize the sites you have to be compatible when accessed using mobile. Take it easy because Google Console has this one feature. Follow the method below:
  1. Open the Google Search Console Dashboard
  2. Open the "The Usability Mobile" Menu
  3. Click Menu "Error"
  4. Or you can immediately test it in the Mobile Friendly Test page
After you select this error menu, Google will automatically show what is wrong with your website if accessed through a mobile platform. Here you can also see what steps you should take. But most of these error problems are caused by errors in coding or plugins that aren't installed properly.

HOW TO USE "FETCH AS GOOGLE" FEATURES


Fetch as Google is one of the features of the Google Search Console that allows you to find out how Google processes crawling all the content on your site. This one feature also provides information about Googlebot's compatibility with the site you have. You can follow the way to do this below.
  1. Open the Google Search Console Dashboard
  2. Select the "Crawl" menu
  3. Select the "Fetch As Google" menu
For the latest version of Google Search Console you can follow the steps below.
  1. Open the Google Search Console Dashboard
  2. Open the "Index" Menu
  3. Click the "Coverage" Menu
  4. Select the URL you want to check
To evaluate the results of the URL shown by this feature, you can see the value. If the response given by this feature reaches 200, you don't need to worry. But if the points are below 200, there might be something you have to do to fix it.

HOW TO REMOVE THE URL FROM THE SESOLE GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS


There are times when you delete posts from your site. Unfortunately if the post continues to go into the Google SERP, it takes a long time to remove the posting link on the search engines so that it produces an error page on your site. You can anticipate this in the Google Search Console. Follow the steps below:
  1. Open the Google Search Console dashboard
  2. Select the "Google Index" menu
  3. Click the "Remove URLs" menu
  4. Click the "Temporarily Hide" menu
  5. Enter the URL you want to delete to the available column.
Temporarily hide will only hide the URL you deleted for 90 days. So you have to do it regularly. To delete it permanently, you have to do it on your personal web. This will keep your site's SEO score good and not fall.

Maybe that's all we can say about the Google Search Console and a complete guide to using it properly. Make sure you understand how to use Google Search Console properly so you can maximize your web performance in the eyes of Google.

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