Everything You Wanted To Know About Site Kit – Google’s Official WordPress Plugin
Site Kit is Google’s WordPress plugin that provides information within the WordPress dashboard about how visitors find and use your website. It includes up-to-date insights from Search Console, Analytics, AdSense, PageSpeed Insights, Tag Manager, and Optimize. Site Kit seems complex and the amount of information Site Kit provides can be overwhelming. In this article, we’ll look at Google’s Site Kit, see what it can do, and see how easy it is to use.
Installation and Setup
In Plugins > Add New, search for Site Kit or Site Kit by Google. Install and activate it.
Once it’s activated it will ask you to start the setup.
First, you’ll need to verify that you own the site. Sign in with your Google account.
Choose your sign-in and allow it to view and manage search console data.
Next, allow it to manage the list of sites and domains you control.
Confirm the choices you’ve made and select Allow.
Next, click to add an HTML verification token to your site. It adds this for you, so you don’t have to handle the code.
Next, allow your site to access the Google Account data.
Now you can go to the dashboard and add the specific tools you want.
From the dashboard, you can see an overview of how your site is doing in Google searches. You can also add modules for AdSense, Analytics, and PageSpeed Insights. Click on any of the modules to add them. Click the Ok, Go It! link to close this section.
Connecting each of the services requires you to step through the same connection process as setting up the plugin. Once they’re connected, you’ll need to go through each one and make selections such as which website to configure.
The Site Overview provides information about the