How to Verify Your Domain on Google Search Console in 2019 (DNS and TXT Record)


#bluehost Misleads You. I was with #bluehost for a few months. I set up an account, along with the Certificate, that certifies your website virus free, and uploaded my site. Within a month, I received an email, saying my account/domain had been suspended for a Terms of Use violation, and contact them within 15 days I contacted support, and they said it was in fact not a TOS Violation, but a chargeback. I tried logging in to my account, after is was suspended, because on support they told me, to log into my account, to renew it, and it wouldn’t let me log in. So scratch that. 2 weeks ago, I received an email, saying the chargeback is complete, and another email to contact them/log into my account, renew my account, or it will be deleted in 5 days. My tip is, if you ever get an email, saying your account/domain was suspended for a TOS Violation, contact them, cause the email is lying. I’m now with a host in the BETA Stage of hosting. Great support, and .tk domains. Don’t believe #bluehost emails! They lie!


In this video, you’ll learn how to verify your domain ownership in Google Search Console via TXT record. Specifically, I’ll show you how to set up your Search Console account, add a web property to that account, and verify your domain so that Google knows you’re the owner.

This is important for a couple of reasons because once you’re verified, you’ll have access to Google search data, you can submit your sitemap to Google, and you’ll have a positive impact on your blog’s presence within Google’s search results.

Please note that I purchased my domain from Bluehost. So, if your domain provider isn’t Bluehost, some of the steps in this video will be different. However, I’ve listed a “Host-Specific” link below that will help guide you through the process if your web host is something other than Bluehost. Either way, the majority of these steps in the video are the same regardless of where you purchased your domain from.

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS VIDEO

1. How to set up Google Search Console.
2. How to add a web property to Search Console.
3. How to verify your domain via TXT record and DNS Zone Editor.

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IMPORTANT LINKS FOR THIS VIDEO

1. Sign up for a Google account

https://accounts.google.com/signup/v2/webcreateaccount?flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=SignUp

2. Get started with your Google Search Console account

https://search.google.com/search-console/about

3. Add a TXT verification record (any host)

https://support.google.com/a/answer/183895

4. Verify your domain (host-specific) steps

https://support.google.com/a/topic/1409901

5. Getting started with Google Search Console

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9128669?hl=en&ref_topic=9128571

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3 Comments
  • fatfree life
    Posted at 10:46h, 07 September

    Yesterday evening i have searched this video on ur channel..as u have mentioned about this in ur previous video…thx for uploading dis one….

  • Anthony Melancon
    Posted at 04:56h, 08 September

    I didn't have Bluehost, I just use WordPress. Thank you for posting the helpful links in the notes as I was able to get through using WP and Jetpack.

  • Katoh
    Posted at 05:27h, 08 September

    Thanks again for this tutorial. Very helpful! I am almost done with my food blog and came here to setup google console.