How to Verify a Namecheap Site in GSC

Follow these step-by-step instructions to verify your Namecheap domain. Verifying your site with Google Search Console can take 10+ minutes or, depending on how comfortable you are with the Namecheap Advanced DNS.

  1. Open three tabs in your browser
    1. The instructions on this page
    2. Google Search Console
  1. Login to Google Search Console
    1. Click on Search Property or the domain dropdown menu (it will look different depending on you account setup)

You have no domains verified:

You have a domain verified:

  1. Click Add Property in the dropdown menu ( at the bottom)
  1. A new "property type" window will pop open:
  1. Enter your domain and click Continue
    • Google will prompt you on your verification method options
    • Try to Domain verify before trying URL prefix
    • Next Copy the verification string GSC provides
Example Verification
  1. Login to Namecheap
Namecheap login page
  1. Click on Domain List form the Account drop down (right side of screen)
Namecheap main account page
  1. Click on Manage for the domain you want to verify.

Note: If your domain is not here, that domain is likely managed somewhere else. Find out where your domain is registered, who manages the nameservers and DNS records.

  1. Next, click on Advanced DNS
Domain Manage Drop-down
  1. Look for the to the Host Records section
  2. Click the Add New Record button
    • Select TXT Record from the drop down
Namecheap TXT Records
Namecheap TXT Record Form
  1. You might see two empty fields and one field pre-filled with 'Automatic'
    •  Host , Value, and a dropdown for TTL
  1. Enter the following into each field
    • Host : @  
    • Value: google-site-verification=your-unique-string (copy paste from GSC)
    • TTL: leave as Automatic or pick 5 min
  2. Click Save All Changes
  1. Wait a few this or watch this from the Search Advocate Team @ Google
  2. Go to your GSC tab - click the Verify button
  1. Success! Your site is now verified with GSC. Remember, GSC will need a couple days to load the data for your domain.


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