A few weeks ago, I published an article with instructions on how you can hide web pages from Google search results for up to 90 days using Google Search Console (GSC). Although it garnered a good bit of “kudos” notes from arts managers, one reply in particular stood out.
Hiding a page from Google search results is exactly what I need to do but I don’t even know what a Google Search Console account is or if I even have one, so how exactly is this supposed to help? #thanksfornothing
After resisting the temptation to reply with “Google it” and looking past the note’s passive aggressive approach, there is some warranted frustration here. Specifically, setting up a GSC account isn’t anywhere near as straightforward as creating a Google Analytics account.
As it so happens, I needed to set up a new GSC account for a Venture user so I decided to use the process to grab the screencaps and document everything into a step-by-step tutorial.
There’s enough involved in the process that it is better served as a series of articles, breaking each major part down into its own shorter, easier to follow, installment.
I published the first of those at ArtsHacker yesterday.