Configuring the Site Kit plugin on your WordPress website is a straightforward process. Follow these step-by-step instructions to set up the plugin and start accessing valuable Google services data within your WordPress dashboard:
Step 1: Install and Activate Site Kit Plugin
- Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
- Navigate to “Plugins” and click on “Add New.”
- In the search bar, type “Site Kit” and click “Install Now” next to the Site Kit plugin.
- After installation, click “Activate” to activate the plugin.
Step 2: Set Up Site Kit with Your Google Account
- Once activated, you will see a welcome message for Site Kit. Click “Start Setup.”
- You will be asked to connect your Google account. Click on the “Sign in with Google” button.
- Choose the Google account associated with the Google services you want to connect to Site Kit.
- Allow Site Kit to access the specified Google account.
Step 3: Connect Google Services
- After granting permission, you will see a list of Google services available for connection (e.g., Google Analytics, Google Search Console, PageSpeed Insights, and Google AdSense).
- Click on “Set Up” for each service you want to connect.
For Google Analytics:
- Click “Set Up” under Google Analytics.
- Choose the Google Analytics account that corresponds to your website.
- Click “Allow” to grant Site Kit access to Google Analytics data.
- Select the appropriate website property and click “Configure Analytics.”
For Google Search Console:
- Click “Set Up” under Google Search Console.
- Choose the Google account associated with your website’s Google Search Console data.
- Click “Allow” to grant access.
- Select the website property and click “Configure Search Console.”
For PageSpeed Insights:
- Click “Set Up” under PageSpeed Insights.
- Grant access to PageSpeed Insights data by clicking “Allow.”
For Google AdSense:
- Click “Set Up” under Google AdSense.
- Choose the Google account linked to your AdSense account.
- Allow Site Kit to access AdSense data by clicking “Allow.”
Step 4: Verify Site Ownership
- For Google Search Console and PageSpeed Insights, you may need to verify site ownership. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the verification process.
Step 5: Complete the Setup
- After connecting all the desired Google services, click “Proceed to the Dashboard.”
- You will now be redirected to the Site Kit dashboard within your WordPress admin panel.
Congratulations! You have successfully configured the Site Kit plugin on your WordPress website. Now you can access valuable data and insights from Google Analytics, Google Search Console, PageSpeed Insights, and Google AdSense, all conveniently located within your WordPress dashboard. Use these insights to improve your website’s performance, SEO strategy, user experience, and ad revenue. With Site Kit, you have a powerful tool to optimize your WordPress site and achieve greater success in the digital realm.