Google Site Kit for WordPress which was in beta for the last 6 months is finally released and is now available for all WordPress site owners.
With Site Kit, you will only need one plugin for Google Analytics, Search Console, PageSpeed Insights, and AdSense code and scripts on your WordPress sites.
No need for separate and individual codes and scripts from each of these Google products.
You will get data from Search Console, Analytics, AdSense, PageSpeed Insights, Tag Manager and Optimize, assuming you want reports from these directly in your WordPress dashboard.
Google Site Kit lets you add scripts and verification codes from four different Google products, at least for now. Instead of adding a Google Analytics script, Search Console verification code, AdSense tags, and PageSpeed metrics tags individually in your header.php file, simply install Site Kit to include all these different products at once.
After installing the plugin, a dashboard displays how well your site is doing with these various Google tools, such as Search Console, Analytics, AdSense, and PageSpeed Insights.
This is going to be a very popular plugin on the WordPress plugins dashboard.
The tool was initially in beta, but as of now, it’s out of beta and available to all. This tool is very helpful and you’ll probably want to install it.
The plugin announced today includes the following features:
- Seamless site verification with Search Console
- Provisioning and configuration of Analytics, AdSense, Tag Manager, and Optimize
- Simple aggregate and per-page reporting from Search Console, Analytics, and AdSense, to help you understand the full acquisition and monetization funnel
- Continuous site performance auditing and monitoring with PageSpeed Insights
- Insights we derive from across the products you’ve connected and surface on your dashboard, to help you make sense of the stats
Site Kit and its project GitHub repository are available to download right here.
Download the .zip file to your computer. Then go to your WordPress dashboard and upload it. It should be a straightforward process. Like like uploading and installing any standard WordPress plugin.
Or, simply get it installed via your WordPress admin dashboard from the Plugins page.
From within WordPress, go to Plugins and click Add New. Then search for Site Kit by Google and then click install and activate the Site Kit by Google plugin.
After uploading, click Activate to make the plugin usable. Once done, you should get a welcome page on how to set it up.
To complete the setup, simply authenticate your site via Google and you should be done.
After setting up the Site Kit, you should be able able to view and get data from these different Google products and services.
Google will begin to discover and render your pages in Search Console, display how users navigate across your sites via Google Analytics, display AdSense ads if you have units installed, and see how your pages perform compared to other real-world with PageSpeed Insights.
That should do it!
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