Linking to Search Console when Google Analytics doesn’t list your site

This drove me crazy. I have a Google Analytics account for this website and a Google Search Console property, but they would not link to each other! My site was not listed as if I had never set it up in the Search Console.

Do you have the same problem? Let me save you the trouble of figuring it out.

The solution

  1. The property declared in Google Analytics and Google Search Console must be typed exactly the same (mine was).
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  1. You must use URL Prefix when creating the Search Console property.


I did not find a way to change my property in the Search Console, so I created a new one – this time by using URL Prefix, not Domain option. The Domain option requires the use of your site’s address without “https://” prefix. In my example, that was what made it different from Google Analytics property.

Two options available when adding a property to Google Search Console

After creating a new Search Console property, I went to Settings -> Ownership Verification.

The property was already verified but there was an option to verify with Google Analytics as well, so I did that, and that linked the two accounts with no further steps needed.

One problem less.

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Isobel Lynx

Fantasy author and tech professional that turns her love of myth and magic into unique universes.

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