Google Site Kit for WordPress: A Helpful New Plugin
Google Site Kit is an official plugin from Google that helps you integrate data and features from multiple Google tools into your WordPress dashboard.
Because pretty much every WordPress user is likely using at least one of the services in Site Kit, we thought it would be useful to take a detailed dive into Google Site Kit for WordPress.
In this post, you’ll find a…
- Deeper look at what Site Kit does and how it can help you
- Step-by-step tutorial on how to set up Google Site Kit (it’s very easy)
- Detailed look at the Site Kit dashboard in WordPress
And then I’ll also share my thoughts on Google Site Kit for WordPress in general.
What is Google Site Kit for WordPress?
Google Site Kit helps you connect your WordPress site to six different Google services:
- Search Console
- PageSpeed Insights
- Tag Manager
Sometimes, in the case of Tag Manager and Optimize, all it does is help you verify your site but still requires you to use the tool’s website to perform actions.
But for Search Console, Analytics, AdSense, and PageSpeed Insights, you’ll actually be able to view basic data for your site from inside your WordPress dashboard, which is super convenient.
For example, you can see a list of your site’s search queries, or your most popular pages in Google Analytics.
Overall, it’s a really convenient tool for letting you access all the main Google services from right inside your WordPress dashboard.
How to Set Up Google Site Kit on WordPress
As soon as you install and activate the Site Kit plugin from WordPress.org, you should see a prompt to start the setup process: