A Google Webmaster Account is a way to verify ownership of your website and be able to request updates of your links that rerun in the Google search results to your visitors. To make a request to update links you will need to create a Google Webmaster account and make a request for the re-crawl (or re-index). Once your site ownership has been verified, you can choose to request a crawl or submit a sitemap via the Webmaster Tools interface to have the Google search results updated.
As the owner of your website, it is best practice for you to create and maintain this account so that you can maintain your own Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and have access to the console as needed.
After you establish the account and the meta tag has been verified by a CivicPlus Support Representative, you have the option to submit a sitemap; otherwise, your website will begin to recrawl automatically after verification is complete.
- Navigate to the Webmaster site
- Click Sign In
- Note: If you have an existing Google Account that you have already logged into, you will be directed straight to your Webmaster account.
- Click Search Console
- Enter your Gmail address
- Enter your Gmail password
- Select Next
- Search Console will display; your account with Webmaster now exists