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Opened 4 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#5024 new task

Provide/verify access to *.wordpress.org sites in Google Search Console.

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: high
Component: General Keywords: seo analytics
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Description (last modified by jonoaldersonwp)

Currently, (I, and) the marketing team only has access to / reports in Google Search Console (the source of much of our SEO intelligence for wordpress.org) are limited to https://wordpress.org.

This omits all of the Rosetta sites, and represents a huge blind spot in our understanding of reach, performance, and issues/opportunities.

Google Search Console supports a "Domain Property" account type, which includes access to performance statistics for all hostnames 'beneath' (and including) https://wordpress.org; i.e., all of the rosetta sites.

To provide access to this we need to do one of the following:

  • 1. Manually verify/add/delegate access to each/all *.wordpress.org sites, individually (via adding a HTML file to the public root directory), including future domains or;
  • 2. Add a txt record to the wordpress.org domain to verify a nominated individual, and have them delegate access as desired.
  • 3. As a user with Publish capabilities on Google Tag Manager, @joostdevalk could gain authenticated access to the Domain Property account, and provide me and/or others with read access.

My preference would be for #3, given Joost's existing trusted status, the number of unknown/forgotten *.wordpress.org sites (which we'd never register, therefore never see / know about), and the continued overhead of manual, individual verification.

With that in place, I'd appreciate full read access to the domain property, in order to better understand and optimize our performance.

Change History (2)

#1 @jonoaldersonwp
4 months ago

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Alternatively, @jdevalk

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