So Google has launched its own plugin in the WordPress.org directory of plugins. Which have crossed 2+ million installations in just a few months. Google actually understood where the websites are going as WordPress has the biggest market share. While there are various other WordPress plugins to help you integrate Analytics, Search Console, and Adsense. But the Google site kit seems a complete package for your needs.
First google launched Google Tag Manager which is used to help you install the different tracking codes from different sites or Google services. After that Google launched the WordPress plugin Google site kit. Which is a great kick starter to install Google search console, Analytics, Adsense, and Speed monitor.
Here’s a short tutorial for setting up SEO in your WordPress website and Connect Google Site kit with Yoast SEO Plugin
What does Google Site Kit WordPress Plugin provide?
Google Site kit is a good option for the ones who have their own website. It is a useful plugin that allows any WordPress user to connect a WordPress website with the following six Google services in one single place.
1. Google Analytics
Google Analytics provides you the complete data from your website and creates a report that gives a clear insight into your business. It helps users to identify the patterns that how visitors engage with their websites.
2. Google Search Console
Google Search Console is a useful tool that measures your website’s traffic and performance. It also helps in monitoring and troubleshooting your website’s appearance in Google search results.
3. Google Adsense
Google Adsense is one of the most popular ways to monetize your website’s traffic by advertising products or services of others to your website or advertising products or services of your site to any other website. Advertisements can be in text form, or as images, HTML ads, videos, and more. It helps you to earn money from your site’s online content.
4. Speed PageInsights
PageSpeed Insights provides you with the detailed performance of your webpage both on mobile and on desktop. This is a very useful tool as it enables your to test your site’s performance. It gives a list of suggestions on how to make your site’s speed faster.
How to Install Google Site Kit?
Google Site Kit is the most important SEO plugin for WordPress developed by Google in WordCamp US 2018. Many WordPress users use this tool as it has the ability to display website data. Installing the plugin is quite a five-step process.
Step 1: Install and Activate the Google Site Kit Plugin
Login to your WordPress → Go to plugins → Add new → On the right top there’s a search bar, type “Google Site Kit”. Install and Activate the plugin
Step 2: Start Setup For Google Site Kit
Once you are done with activation of the plugin, you’ll be on a new page to start its setup. Just click on the green button of the Start Setup of the plugin
Step 3: Sign in to your account
After clicking on the Start setup you’ll move to a new page that asks you for signing in to your /google account. Make sure to use that Google account that has your all site’s property.
After signing in, you’ll see that you have used your personal email to sign in which is your own account for all the Google Properties. Marked all permissions checked and then clicked the Allow button to proceed.
Step 4: Go to my Dashboard
Once you are verified and have an access to google services such as Search Console then you’ll may proceed further by clicking on the Go To Dashboard button.
Step 5: Welcome to the board:
After clicking on the Go to my Dashboard, you’ll be back to your WordPress dashboard. Here you will see the data as shown in the picture below.
You will be able to see your site’s Search console data on the Site Kit- Search console page.
Google Site Kit is an official and very useful WordPress plugin for WordPress users as it helps them in finding out their website’s performance and provides up-to-date insights from Google tools such as Search Console, Adsense, PageSpeed, Google Analytics, etc, directly on the WordPress Dashboard for easy access.
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