WordPress & Google Web Master


A few weeks ago I touched on the fact that because search tags are been encrypted by Search providers, WordPress is unable to offer us aggregate information as to which tags visitors are using to reach our blog.

Promised to come back and add more details.

Like Button

Based on like button from that original page, I brought out the smart phone on my commute come home this evening and googled for others work.

BTW, here is a link to the original page.

This post will cover the hard work of others.



Settings / Traffic

Access Settings / Traffic via this URL ( https://wordpress.com/settings/traffic  [ Link ])


Site Verification Services

Currently, four providers are exposed.  And, those are:

  1. Google
  2. Bing
  3. Pinterest
  4. Yandex




Search Console

For Google, we access https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/home?hl=en.

We click the “Add A Property” button.

Add a Property

We entered our WordPress URL:


Verify Ownership of Property

Recommended Method

Click the “Alternate Method” tab.

Alternate Method
Original Screen

HTML tag -> Screen

Upon clicking the HTML tag button,  Google offers us a personalized verification tag.



Settings / Traffic

Accessed WordPress Settings and Traffic via this Link.

Site Verification Services

Site Verification Services – Google Tag Entered

In the text box reserved for Google, please paste the Google Tag and click the Save button.



Search Console

Verification Success


Search Analytics



Have to give Google some time to curate our web site and hopefully offer us some data.



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