6. Verify domain ownership via DNS record in Google Search Console

What is verification?

Verification is the process of proving that you own the property that you claim to own. Search Console needs to verify ownership because verified owners have access to sensitive Google Search data for a site, and can affect a site's presence and behavior on Google Search and other Google properties. A verified owner can grant full or view access to other people.

You only need to authenticate with the main domain (non-www), the subdomains and subfolders will also be automatically authenticated.

Instruction for verifying domain names with Google Search Console

Verify domain names with Google Search Console in just 5 steps:

Step 1: Go to Google Search Console -> Search property -> Add property

Step 2: Choose domain and enter your domain name

Step 3: Copy the TXT value

Step 4: Go to Domain management page -> Manage DNS -> Add the record

Note: Enter the values in the record as follows:

Host: @

Type: TXT

Value: TXT value (Copy in step 3)

Select Add Record to finish.

Step 5: Verify the domain name with Google Search Console

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