The Google Analytics and Search Console integration is a powerful tool that can save you time and effort by consolidating your organic ranking data. All you need is a few minutes to connect your accounts, and you'll be on your way to better understanding your site's overall performance. In order to use Search Console, you first need to verify that you are the owner of the website in question.
You can do this through a few different methods: Uploading an HTML file; Using an HTML tag; Asking your domain name provider; or Linking to your Google Analytics account.
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Google provides a file you need to upload to your site. You'll then confirm the upload and verify your ownership. The only problem with this method is that if someone has access to your site, they can easily delete the file. One of your developers might accidentally delete it, or someone with malicious intent could remove it on purpose.
If you're using Search Console, you may have noticed that there's a tag you can add to your website. Once it's in place, Google can use it to verify that you own the site. However, there's a potential issue here: if someone accidentally delete your HTML tag when making changes to the site, you'll lose the connection.
There are a lot of domain hosts out there, and it can be tough to pick one. If you're not sure where to start, Google has some great documentation to walk you through the process.
Your tracking code needs to be in the right location, and you need “Edit” permissions for this to work. If that’s all set, you can just click verify and your Google Analytics and Search Console accounts will be linked.