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How to Verify Your Shopify Store with Google Search Console

how to verify your shopify store with google search console

How to Verify Your Shopify Store with Google Search Console – In this article I will show you how to verify your Shopify store with Google Search Console.

You will learn what Google Search Console is, why it’s important for SEO and how to verify your Shopify store.

If you want to learn more about the basics of SEO for Shopify, make sure you check my other articles:

If you don’t know how to verify your Shopify store with Google Search Console, feel free to book our Shopify Support package.

What is Google Search Console?

Google Search Console is a free tool by Google where you can monitor and fix a number of technical aspects about your website, including:

  • Number of indexed pages
  • Security Issues
  • Number of Links
  • Number of Impressions and Clicks for Selected Keyword Searches
  • Sitemap
  • Robots.txt file

Why is Google Search Console Important for SEO?

Google Search Console is often the first port of call for a brand new website. Submitting the sitemap for your newly-launched Shopify store can help Google find, crawl and index your web pages a lot faster.

How to Verify Your Shopify Store with Google Search Console

To verify your Shopify store with Google Search Console:

  1. Log into your Google Search Console account by visiting https://search.google.com/search-console/about and click on Start Now . If you don’t have an account, simply sign up by using your Google account.
  2. Click on the top left dropdown menu and select Add a Property
  3. You will be given two choices based on property type: Domain or URL Prefix. For the purpose of this tutorial, enter your Shopify store URL under URL prefix and click on Continue
  4. You will now be given a number of ways to verify your Shopify store with Google Search Console. Click on HTML Tag
  5. Click on Copy next to the HTML tag to copy the string of code
  6. Now go back to your Shopify store dashboard and click on Online Store > Themes
  7. Click on Actions
  8. Select Edit Code from the dropdown menu
  9. From the left navigation, select the theme.liquid file
  10. Past the previously-copied HTML tag
  11. Once done, click on Save
  12. You can now go back to Google Search Console and click on Verify
  13. If you have done everything correctly, you will see a ‘ownership verified’ message. Click on Go to Property to access your newly-created property on Google Search Console

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Sources

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Author

Pasquale Mellone

Pasquale is Founder at Increasily.com, a H2H marketing agency based in Dublin, Ireland, and owner at print-on-demand ecommerce Mintycase.com. Pasquale has worked in Digital Marketing and Account Management since 2004. He currently lives in Dublin with his wife, stepdaughter and cat.

Comments (4)

  1. Ravi Singh
    31 May 2021 Reply

    Very useful, this is the best way to connect Shopify with search console. Also, Search console will help us to understand which is the good way to focus for ranking. Thanks, it is good always to read your blog.

    • Pasquale Mellone
      31 May 2021 Reply

      Thanks Ravi, appreciate your comment

  2. luke
    13 August 2021 Reply

    Great guide. simple and to the point. Deserves to rank.

    • Pasquale Mellone
      14 August 2021 Reply

      thank you!

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