Google Search Console & Bing Webmaster Checklist

11 October 2017

Google Search Console & Bing Webmaster Checklist

Checklist When Setting-up Google Search Console:

  • Add all the website version. www, non-www, with and without https**
  • Set preferred domain for indexing. >> Gear icon >> Site Settings
  • Link it to Google Analytics. >> Gear icon >> Google Analytics Property
  • Set you target country >> Search Traffic >> International Targeting
  • Test robots.txt file. Check whether it is restricting googlebot to crawl important pages or not. >> Crawl >> robots.txt Tester
  • Submit website/blog sitemaps. Always submit parent sitemap, instead of submitting child sitemaps separately. >> Crawl >> Sitemaps
  • Handle URL parameters, if you have a complex site structure. >> Crawl >> URL Parameters
  • Use data highlighter, if your website doesn't have structured data set. >> Search Traffic >> Data Highlighter

Webmaster Tool or Search Console Weekly Checklist

  • HTML Improvements
  • Search Analytics
  • Links to Your Site
  • Internal Links
  • Index Status {Advance Option}
  • Crawl Errors

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