Add a site

See what kinds of sites you can add to Webmaster Tools

You can add up to 1,000 sites—including news and mobile sites—to your account. In addition, we'll ask you to verify your site. This is because we need to know you own a site before we'll show you certain information about it or enable you to use our tools. Verification doesn't affect PageRank or affect your site's performance in Google's search results. (There are also special instructions for adding Blogger blogs and sites created using Google Sites.)

If you create blogs using Blogger, you can automatically add and verify sites by enabling Webmaster Tools directly from the Blogger dashboard.


Add and verify a site:

  1. Sign into Google Webmaster Tools with your Google Account.
  2. Click the Add a site button, and type the URL of the site you want to add. Make sure you type the entire URL, such as http://www.example.com/
  3. Click Continue. The Site verification page opens.
  4. (Optional) In the Name box, type a name for your site (for example, My Blog).
  5. Select the verification method you want, and follow the instructions.

What kind of sites can I add?

Here is a list of the types of URLs you can add as a site:

  • http://example.com/
  • https://example.com/
  • ftp://ftp.example.com/
  • http://bar.example.com/
  • http://foo.bar.example.com/
  • http://www.example.com/foo/
  • http://www.example.com/foo/bar/
  • http://foo.bar.example.com/catalog/dresses/

Webmaster Tools data and reporting work best on a site level. For example, if your site http://www.example.com has separate sections for different countries, we recommend adding each of those subsites or subfolders as a separate site. For example, if you have a travel site with specific subfolders covering Ireland, France, and Spain, you could add the following sites to your Webmaster Tools account:

  • http://www.example.com
  • http://www.example.com/france
  • http://www.example.com/ireland
  • http://www.example.com/spain

Similarly, if your site has http:// and https:// versions, you should add each as a separate site.

Webmaster Tools supports Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) when adding a site to your account. Just type your domain name as usual, and it will appear correctly in Webmaster Tools. For example, if you type http://bücher.example.com in the Add Site box, it will appear correctly. This applies only to the host (in this example, bücher.example.com). Therefore, we recommend you create your URL path using only ASCII characters that do not need escaping.