Introduction to Google Search Console
Google Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) is a free service from Google that helps you monitor and troubleshoot how your website appears in results.
Use it to find and fix technical errors, map sites, view backlinks, and more.
How to Setup Search Console?
Sign in to Search Console with your Google Account.
You should see a welcome message with two options. Select the first one and then enter your domain or subdomain (except http(s)://).
Don’t want to add your FULL DOMAIN?
Google says that “domain properties display information about all URLs under a domain name, including all protocols, subdomains, and paths.”
This is perfect if you want a complete view of your website in Search Console, but what if you want to limit data to a specific URL path? (e.g. domain.com/blog)
The answer is to use the URL prefix attribute instead. It adds URLs only under the specified address and protocol (eg HTTP/HTTPS, www/notwww).
Note that you can add domain prefix and URL attributes to the same domain.