Google Workspace Setup Guide

A Complete step by step video guide for Google Workspace setup with your domain following Google’s recommended best practices.

Google Workspace Godaddy Setup

1. Purchase Domain

  • We will begin our Google Workspace setup by purchasing a domain from Godaddy which we'll be then registering with Google Workspace.
  • Though I assume you already have a domain, and if thats the case, simply move to the next step below.
  • But just in case if you haven't purchased your domain yet, click on the video button below to see the step by step tutorial.
Google Workspace - Purchase Domain

2. Google Workspace Registeration

  • After purchasing the domain, now its time to register your domain with Google Workspace.
  • In this video, we will register our domain with Google Workspace step by step.

3. Domain Verification

Google Workspace Domain Verification
Create Users in Google Workspace

4. Create Users & Groups

  • Before we set up our emails to start coming to Gmail, we first need to create all the required users & groups in Google Workspace.
  • There are multiple methods to create users in Google Workspace such as manually, in bulk via csv, directory sync, API etc.
  • In this video, I'll show you how to create users manually (one by one) and in bulk via uploading csv file.
  • To let our emails start landing into our newly created Gmail boxes, we need to either create OR change MX Records.
  • MX Record is a DNS record which contains the address/es of your email servers (in our case Google mail servers).
  • In this step by step video, I'll show you how to create Google Workspace MX Records in your DNS.
Google Workspace Email Setup
Google Workspace SPF Record

6. SPF Record Setup

  • SPF Record stands for "Senders Policy Framework", where you authorize certain mail servers to send emails on behalf of your domain.
  • This is optional, but highly recommended as per Google's best recommended practices.
  • In this step by step video, I'll show you how to easily create Google Workspace SPF Records in your DNS.

7. Google Workspace DKIM Setup

  • DKIM  stands for "Domain Key Identified Mail", and Google highly recommends to set this up to make your Google Workspace Setup secure.
  • DKIM Setup provides an option to your recipients to figure out whether email comes from your domain or a forged one .
  • In this step by step video, I'll show you how to easily setup Google Workspace DKIM with your godaddy domain.
Setup Google Workspace DKIM
Add Your business logo in Google Workspace (includes size dimensions)

8. Brand Google Workspace as Yours

  • Google Workspace offers you a way to upload your own business logo and personalize your users experience.
  • In this video, I will show you how to upload your business logo correctly so it appears on all your Google Workspace services.

9. TimeZone & Language

  • Provide rich experience to your Google Workspace users right from their first login by setting up default language and timezone
  • Your users can change this setting based on their requirement or preference right from their Gmail and Calendar settings.
  • In this video, You will learn how to set default language and timezone in Google Workspace
Setup default timezone and Language Google Workspace
Personalize your access urls in Google Workspace

10. Brand Access URLs

  • You can brand Google Workspace services access URL to make it easy for your users to login to Google Workspace services.
  • In this video, I will show you how to customize the way your users access & login to Google Workspace (Google Apps).
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