In 2015, Google re-branded Google Webmaster Tool as Google Search Console. Google Search Console is your one-stop destination, if you want to improve indexing status of your website in Google Search Results. Additionally, it also helps in optimizing the visibility of your website. In this post, we will check how to add the TXT DNS record for Google Search Console verification at Hostinger and start using the amazing Search Console tool free of cost.
1. Login to your Hostinger Account.
Add TXT DNS Record for Domain Owner Verification at your website’s hosting account. For Example, if you have registered the domain name from some other website and have hosted your website at Hostinger, then in this case you should add the TXT DNS Record at Hostinger.
After logging into your Hostinger account, you will see something similar to below screen shot. Click on the “Manage” button under your Hosting details.
2. Open advanced > DNs zone editor tool
At manage hosting page, try looking for a tool called “DNS Zone Editor“, this tool will be under the heading of “Advaced” tools. And then click on DNZ Zone Editor.
3. dns zone editor > TXT record type
By now, you should be at Hostinger > yourDomainName> Advanced > DNS Zone Editor, directory. Here you will find many DNS Record types like HOST, CNAME, AAA, TXT, and other. But for Google Search Console Domain Ownership verification, you have to add the details under TXT(Text) DNS Record. Below Screen shot will shows the TXT(Text) Record details I have added for my blog.
To add the TXT Record, click on “Add New +” option. This will open a new record with blank fields.
Add the following details in the fields:
- HOST : @
- TXT Value: This you have to copy from the Google Search Console Verification Page. You can find more information on this from this link, under the step 3 – Step 4. Do not make any changes to what you ahve copied from the Search Console Page, like removing the double quotes (“) from extreme ends of the string/sentence.
- TTL : 1/2 Hour (Default value).
Click “Save” and we are done.
Refresh the page to check if the TXT Record is added successfully. Next, go to Google Search Console page and try the Verify option. Verification process at Search Console Page sometimes take slightly longer time. In my case, it was verified on the next date, roughly 4 to 6 hours later. And the good part is that you don’t have to verify it manually. Which means, once you have added the DNS TXT Record, Google will automatically verify your Domain Ownership and will updated the Search Console Tool. So that, the next time you login to you Google Search Console Site you will find your website is already verified successfully.
For more detailed information on how to proceed with the verification process, do check my bolg “How to submit website to Google Search engine?“.
In case, you face any issue or have any query, please do white to me in the below comment and I will try to help you out with your query or concern.