Google Search Console

Google Search Console is a free tool that helps you optimize your shop for search engines by measuring your traffic and performance. You can also use it to let Google know if the URLs of your store have changed.

Set up of Google Analytics

To use Search Console, you must first verify that you own the shop. To do that you need to set up Google Analytics in your shop. For instructions, see the Google Analytics article.

Set up the Google Search Console

Next, you'll need to connect your shop to Google Search Console. If you have already done so, please continue at the section Settings in Google Search Console below.

1. Go to Google Search Console and log in.

2. Now you need to add your shop to the Google Search Console. The way it works depends on whether you've already used Search Console with this Google Account:

  • If you have not yet used Google Search Console with this Google Account, enter the URL of your shop in the box in the middle of the page and select ADD A PROPERTY.
  • If you have already used Google Search Console with this Google Account, select ADD A PROPERTY, enter the URL of your shop in the input field and select Add.

3. Select Google Analytics. You may need to click Alternate Methods.

4. Choose CONFIRM.

Your shop is now connected to the Google Search Console.

Settings in Google Search Console

1. Go to Google Search Console and log in.

2. Select the URL of your shop.

3. In the menu on the left, select Crawl and then Sitemaps.

4. Follow this step only if you have already submitted one or more Sitemaps for this domain to Google in the past: Select the old Sitemaps in the first column of the table and select Delete.

5. Select ADD SITEMAP/TEST.

6. Enter "sitemap.xml" in the input field after the URL of your shop (without quotation marks) and choose Send.

The new sitemap is now deposited with Google and your shop will be re-indexed.