This drove me crazy. I have a Google Analytics account for this website isobellynx.com 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 property declared in Google Analytics and Google Search Console must be typed exactly the same (mine was).
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- 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.
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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