What number of Search Console properties do I have to create? Abondance search engine marketing Video N ° 218 – search engine marketing information and search engines like google and yahoo

There are two ways to create a Search Console property (account): “Domain” and “URL prefix”. But how best to manage these two options, especially when using different subdomains? And do you have to create both in other cases?

Should I create a “URL prefix” property for different versions (with or without www, HTTP / HTTPS) of a website address? Is it mandatory to create a “Domain” property when no subdomains are used? How do I choose between “Domain” and “URL prefix”? And besides, do you have to choose the type of Search Console account?

All these questions, you must have asked yourself at least once. It really isn’t that easy to set up an effective asset creation strategy on the Search Console without being tainted by useless accounts.

So you will learn more about it by watching this video number 218:

How many Search Console properties do I need to create? – Video no. 218 proposed by Olivier Andrieu (Abondance). Source: Abundance

Video Transcript 218: “How many properties of the Search Console should I create?” »:

“Hello and welcome to this 218th abundance video in which I wanted to talk to you about Search Console properties because the question is often asked: what types of Search Console properties – Search Console account – should we create and how many, depending on many cases.

So, first we need to go back to the different possible web page addresses: you have several options for the canonical page address, either with or without www or in HTTP or in HTTPS, so the general rule is HTTP is an old version and HTTPS is new, it makes sense. So, you will choose the canonical address, it is often in HTTPS, it seems logical with www, but obviously, we can take it without www – watch the video I made on this topic and which will be recalled at the end. So here we have taken the canonical address https://www.example.fr and therefore we will create a Search Console property “url prefix” at this URL. Other url titles are 301 redirected if you did it right, you redirected another version – without www – and http version 301, so it doesn’t make sense to create a Search Console account for these addresses as there should usually be nothing more in the long run at these addresses, as everything will be redirected in 301 to the canonical address.

So, the situation is simple: if you don’t have any subdomains, if you don’t manage any subdomains other than www, you create the Search Console property “url prefix”. A priori, there is no need to create a “domain” property because we will normally have the same results as for the “url prefix” or the “url prefix” property offers more functionality only the “domain” property, so if you only use the canonical address for your site , without any other subdomain to create a “url prefix” property and everything will be fine, there is no need to create a “domain” property.

On the other hand, if you use “blog.”, “News”, “pro.”, “Client.” example.fr, at this point, it may be interesting to create a “domain” property to have an overall overview and to combine data for subdomains, and then create a specific “url prefix” property for each subdomain. -domains, so you will have both a global view of the “domain” property and a specific view of each subdomain with “url prefixes”.

The same is true if you are international, for example, and use subdomains for each country, you will have a “domain” property for all countries and for subdomains, so you have a “url prefix” property for each country. If you use directories from somewhere else, it’s exactly the same thing: you create a “domain” property and a “url prefix” property for each of the directories, so for each of the countries. After all, it is exactly the same system.

So, in short, if you only use the www subdomain and no other subdomain, you do the “url prefix” property at the canonical address and you don’t need anything else. If you use several blog subdomains, actu. or for international or simply other functionalities, create a “domain” property of the Search Console to have a global vision, then a “url prefix” property per subdomain to have a granular vision at the level of each of the subdomains and you will have all the information you need.

So much for this little video, as usual about old videos I made on related topics. That’s it, thank you so much, I wish you a great week and see you very soon on the new Abundance video! Thanks and goodbye 🙂 ”

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