How to Set up Google Webmaster Tools

In this post I will show you how to set up Google Webmaster Tools and how to submit a sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools. For creating an account on Google Webmaster Tools you need to have a gmail account and you need to have installed Google Analytics on your site before.

If you don’t know how to install Google Analytics you can read my tutorial here.

Google Webmaster Tools will help you get insight into your website and improve your website and rankings.

Create Your Account on Webmaster Tools

Search on Google “Webmaster Tools”. Log in through your gmail account.

Then add your website, not the www. part, only the Click Add a property, as shown in the picture below.

create your account on Webmaster Tools

After you click that, a table which asks you to the verify the ownership the ownership of your website. You will verify it using Google Analytics.

So choose Alternative Methods and select Google Analytics.

create your account on webmaster tools

Then click Verify.

Access Your Account: A First Glance at Google Webmaster Tools

access your accountWith your Google Webmaster account you can determine search traffic, links to your site, manual actions etc. You can determine Google indexing (the number of pages that you got indexed.

If you click on Crawl, you can crawl errors and stats that could be preventing your pages from indexing. And when you fix something you can fetch it.

If it’s a new account there’s not much data to look for now. However, the information from Google Webmaster Tools is going to be very important for you.

How to Submit a Sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools

This requires the addition of a plugin.

Install “Google XML Sitemaps”

XML is a universal programming language and “Google XML Sitemaps” is the name of the plugin that you need to install. For this, go to Plugins and select Add new.

how to submit a sitemap to google webmaster tools

Search for “Google XML Sitemaps” (the word “sitemaps” is in plural). Click Install.

how to submit a sitemap to google webmaster tools

Then click Activate.

Setting up your Sitemap

Go to Settings and then select XML-Sitemap.

how to submit a sitemap to google webmaster tools

At the top of the page that opens there is the URL of your sitemap which you will submit to your Google Webmaster Tools account. Every time that you will update your site that URL will be updated.

You are going to leave this page as it is and not change any of its details except in the section Change frequencies, you can the frequency when your posts are going to be crawled by Google to Daily (if you plan to post daily) or weekly (if you plan to post a couple of times in a week).

how to submit a sitemap to google webmaster tools

Scroll down and click Update Options.

How to add URL to Webmaster Tools

Go to your Webmaster Tools account and click Crawl and Sitemap.

how to submit a sitemap to google webmaster tools

Click on Add/Test Sitemap which is in the upper right corner of the page.

how to submit a sitemap to google webmaster tools

Go to the Dashboard of your website and copy the last part of the sitemap’s URL and paste it your Webmaster Tools account in the table that opens when you click Add/Test Sitemap. Click Submit and refresh the page.

When you add your site’s sitemap on your Google Webmaster Tools account, it will lead to better rankings for your posts and pages.


If you have any questions you can ask them below.

How to Install Google Analytics on a Website

In this post I am going to show you:

  • What is Google Analytics used for
  • How to get Google Analytics tracking code
  • How to install Google Analytics for WordPress


What is Google Analytics Used for?

Google Analytics is an online service provided by Google for free that helps you get some statistics related to your website. From Google Analytics you can have an idea of how many hits you have got on your website, in which page visitors enter to your site, how much time they spend on it, what percentage of your visitors are new ones. Content overview shows you which page seems to be more popular. Google Analytics is the most detailed program that shows statistics for your website and there is no other program in the world for this.

You can also see where your visitors are coming from (social media, Google results). You can also dig down a little deeper to discover more specifically from which place in the world your visitors come from. You can also discover which keywords they searched for. You can also see which search engine they are using.

You can also set up goals, seeing if people that go to your site do something like buy something, see where they went, landing page, review page ecc (this is called purchase funnel). Based on this analytics you can improve your site.


Get Google Analytics Tracking Code

For this you need a gmail account, if you don’t have one you have to create it. Google Analytics is completely free, so there’s no cost to get the statistics related to your site and also there is no other better tool for this.

Go to Google Analytics Homepage and click on Sign up on the right corner of the page.

get google analytics tracking code

Choose an account name. You can have many websites within the same account. Then write your website name. Grab your website URL and paste it there (just the URL, not the http part), select a relevant industry. Choose your country and time zone.

If you want to share your data with Google you can let the box that asks this checked. I recommend that you don’t share your Google data with Google and others. So uncheck them. Then click on Get Tracking ID.

get google analytics tracking code

In the table that opens choose your country and then click Agree. You will be able to see your tracking ID. Copy that ID. Now go to your WordPress site.


How to Install Google Analytics for WordPress

In this section I will show you how to install Google Analytics using the All in One Seo Plugin. So you need have installed the All in One Seo Plugin on your website. It’s actually a very simple process.

Go to All in One SEO, General Settings. Find the Google Analytics ID, which is under Google Settings. Add your ID. Paste the ID in the Google Analytics section. Then click Update the Options at the end of the page.

how to install Google Analytics for WordPress

Check to see if it worked

Go to your site and visit a random page. Now you going going to check the statistic for yourself that will show that there is one visitor at your site which is you.

To check this, in your Google Analytics page, click on Home.

how to install google analytics for WordPress

On the new table that opens click on All Web Site Data.

how to install Google Analytics for WordPress

Click on Real-Time and Overview, and you will be able to see your website’s data.

how to install Google Analytics for WordPress

You will see 1 visitor in the last minutes which is you, with your location data. This indicated that Google Analytics was installed.

how to install Google analytics for WordPress


If you have any questions you can ask them below.


How to Bring Traffic to your Website

The best way to add traffic to your website is from search engines.




Google Analytics is a tool to measure the traffic in your site. You can gain a lot of marketing knowledge from Google Analytics.