How to Verify your site with Google

Last Update: February 14, 2015

I had lots of problems in trying to verify my web site with Google. so, I went to the oracle; Google Webmasters Tools. They give you several options, see below.

Option A) Add a Meta tag to your home page, (proving that you have access to the source files). To use this option you must be able to edit the HTML code of your site's pages.

Option B) Upload an HTML file, with the name you specify, to your server. To use this option you must be able to upload new files to your server.

Option C) Verify your domain name. To use this method you must be able to sign in to your domain name provider, or hosting provider, and add a new DNS record.

Option D) Add the Google Analytics code you use to track your site. To use this option you must be an administrator on the Google Analytics account, and the tracking code must use the new asynchronous snippet.

Aaarrgh! My head hurts! :-)

After I tried, and failed, using all four 'options', I found a method that was unbelievably easy!

Here's a link to take you by the hand and, literally, make verifying your site child's play.

http://semperplugins.com/documentation/google-webmaster-tools-verification/

You should be able to verify your site much easier using this. Enjoy!

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Iceichi Premium
Thanks for sharing this information with us. I am sure it will come in handy. Well, at least for me.
Anyway do have a great day and hope to see you around.
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JewelCarol Premium
Thank you for yr kind sharing. ;)
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hectoroliver Premium
Kingfisher, thanks for sharing.
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Kingfisher Premium
You're welcome Hector. Live long and Prosper!
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montewolfe1 Premium
Thanks, I have them on my favorites now that you were so kind as to give me their URL...good luck(we make our own) and good life.
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Kingfisher Premium
Glad to help Monte, verifying our sites can, sometimes, prove to be a bit tricky. Live long and Prosper!
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floridajf Premium
Thanks for the help! Will definitely be sure to go to semper's advice if I get stuck with this :) You had some very valuable information here. Keep up the great work :D
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Kingfisher Premium
Thank you Flo. Live long and Prosper!
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floridajf Premium
No problem! Back at ya!
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