If you want your site to be seen by Google and appear in its search listings then the first thing you have to do is to add your site in Google.
For this first open google search console in Google as per below and login with your Gmail account .
Once inside the search console in the home section you will see a button as ADD A PROPERTY click to add. This will open a dialogue box like below image.
Enter the url of your website and click add it will open a new dialogue box
There are many methods to add your site to google and verify it but we will use here the most simplest method which will not require any technical knowledge. As seen above the recommended method is to upload an HTML file to your site for which you will either have to upload it via ftp or using file manager in cpanel and also there is an ALTERNATE METHODS tab when you click on it you will get the below options from which we have to select the HTML TAG option which gives us a meta tag which we have to copy and past it in any text document or word file .
From the below meta text copy only the content within the commas ” ” as shown below in red
Now for the next step we need to add a plugin called Yoast SEO so we head to our wordpress dashboard and just type yoast seo in the add plugin search box and you will get the first result as below,
you will notice that this is one of the most used plugin for SEO with more than 1 million plus active installations which will make our Google indexing and ranking job very easy. Once you install and activate the plugin you will see a new icon of SEO in your wordpress side panel. Clicking on it will open the dashboard of Yoast SEO. In the top menu look for WEBMASTER TOOLS and click on it.
You will get 3 options in it as shown above from which we have to paste our copied text in the Google search Console box and then click save.
That’s it folks you are done. we then again move over to our google search console website and click on verify and you will get a message that your website has been submitted and verified by Google.