Add Journal Site to Google Search Console
First, Go to the Google Search Console website and click on the 'Start Now' button.
Next, Sign in with your Gmail account. Click on the button shown in the following image.
Click on the 'Add property' button.
When you log in, you need to enter your website URL.
There are two methods for site verification: domain name or URL prefix. We recommend the URL prefix method because it is more flexible.
Keep in mind that Google considers HTTP and HTTPS as two different protocols. It also finds https://www.example.com and https://example.com as two other websites.
You need to enter the correct website URL used by the journal website.
After entering your correct website address in the Google webmaster tools setup wizard, click on the 'Continue' button to the next step.
Now, you need to verify ownership of your website. There are several ways to do that, but we will show the HTML tag method because it is most accessible.
Scroll on this page to see the 'HTML tag' button.
Click on the HTML tag to expand it and then copy the code inside it.
Now, you need to add this Google site verification meta tag to your journal website, so Google can verify that you are the owner of the website.
Log in to your journal website and then go to the System admin role. Then click on setting.
Click on the website settings.
Scroll down that page and find the Meta Tags section and click on it.
Paste Google Console meta tag here.
Save this page.
Go back to Google Search Console settings and click on the 'Verify' button.
When you see this message, everything is done correctly.