How to Verify Your Website With Google, Yahoo & Bing Using FTP

If you're having any difficulties following the video then please read the written instructions.

There are a number of different ways to verify your website with Google, Yahoo & Bing. If you modify your theme by adding a HTML meta tag you lose the verification every time your theme is updated and you have to go through the same process again and again.

Using Google Webmaster Tools' 'Recommended method' you only have to verify your website once and it's verified forever (unless you remove the HTML verification file).

In this tutorial I'll show you how to submit Your Website to Google, Yahoo & Bing and verify your Website Using FTP.

If the video goes too fast just hit the 'Pause' button.

FTP = File Transfer Protocol

You can transfer files from your computer to your website (Upload) or from your website to your computer (Download) via FTP using FileZilla - a free program.

Use FileZilla to backup your website to your computer Using FileZilla FTP to Backup Your Website
as well as uploading the verification files for Google, Bing & Yahoo.

  • Obtain your FTP login details from SiteRubix Site Manager.
  • Click ‘Details’ to access your FTP Username and Password then copy and paste them into a Notepad.
  • Download FileZilla from a trusted source (Google 'FileZilla') taking extra care that it doesn't have Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) or malware attached.
    https://filezilla-project.org/download.php

  • Save the set-up program on your computer then double-click it to install FileZilla.
  • Create a new folder on your computer for your website.
  • Login to Google Webmaster Tools with your free Google account: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/
  • Click on ‘ADD A SITE’
  • Enter your website’s URL then click Continue.
  • Click the link to download the HTML file and save it in the new folder you created for your website.
  • Open FileZilla, click Edit -> Settings to change to Active Mode then click OK.

Host: your domain name (URL)

Username: the Username you copied from Wealthy Affiliate

Password: the Password you copied from Wealthy Affiliate

  • Click on 'Quickconnect'
  • On the Remote Site double-click ‘httpdocs’ to open the folder. Make sure you're using the right folder on the remote site. Your file goes into the 'httpdocs' folder, not the 'httpSdocs' or any other folder or even the root of the remote site.
  • On the Local site navigate to the new folder on your computer then right-click the Google file you downloaded and select ‘Upload’.

The file uploads to the Remote site.

  • Go back to Google Webmaster Tools in your browser.
  • Click the link to confirm successful upload.

Your unique code appears in a new tab in your browser.

  • Go back to Google Webmaster Tools in your browser and click VERIFY.

DO NOT REMOVE THE FILE even after verification succeeds.

Yahoo and Bing

Yahoo has partnered with Bing so you only need to add your website to Bing Webmaster Tools for both Yahoo and Bing.

  • Sign in or Sign up to Bing with your free Microsoft Account at: http://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster
  • Add your Sitemap and click 'ADD'.
  • Click the link to download BingSiteAuth.xml and save it in the new folder you created for your website.
  • Go back to FileZilla.

You may have to reconnect because it times out fairly quickly. If so, click on 'Quickconnect'.

Make sure you're using the right folder on the remote site. Your file goes into the 'httpdocs' folder, not the 'httpSdocs' or any other folder or even the root of the remote site.

  • If BingSiteAuth.xml does not appear on the Local site, right-click in an empty space and ‘Refresh’.
  • Right-click 'BingSiteAuth.xml' and select ‘Upload’.

The file uploads to the Remote site.

  • Click the link in Bing Webmaster Tools to confirm the successful upload in your browser.

The contents of the XML file appears in a new tab in your browser.

  • Return to Bing – Webmaster Tools and click 'VERIFY'.

FINISHED - you have confirmed your website in Google Webmaster Tools, Yahoo and Bing Webmaster tools.

Now you've got FileZilla you can use it to back up your website Using FileZilla to Backup Your Website

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CraigO1 Premium
Perfect...Thank you Marion
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MarionBlack Premium
You're very welcome Craig.
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GStudnicki Premium
Thank you Marion
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Geno.
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digitalsteve Premium
This made it so easy thank you for the information.
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MarionBlack Premium
One of the things I like about doing it this way is that it's permanent and not relying on a plugin.
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NFoti Premium
Hi Marion, Is there a reason this method is pfeferable as to the usual way via inserting code snippet just below the <head> tag using the WP editor?
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Triblu Premium
Hey Nancy,

If you were to add a snippet of any code into the header of most themes (Thrive Themes are the ONLY ones that I'm aware of offering customized header code in their theme options), the next time you update your theme your code would automatically be overwritten and no longer exist.

Having said that you could always add a header plugin to maintain your code ... but then you're adding plugins, potentially slowing your site down.

Hope this helps you.
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NFoti Premium
Good to know...thanks. So I found a 2015 webinar from Jay that is a tutorial of doing this via Google Analytics and All In One SEO. Are you familiar with that technique?
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Triblu Premium
No Nancy, I use Thrive Themes, though I do use All in One SEO for other reasons, I use Thrive Themes optional header code section to place my site's header codes.

Jay's webinars are very thorough, so I don't imagine you will have any difficulty following along with his instructions.

However, if you do have issues ... feel free to post a question. The entire community is here helping each other learn how to setup a website that works well.
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DorcasDee Premium
I got this message: Please download the 32bit FileZilla installer instead.
I feel so frustrated. If I need to do something different why can't I find it on their site?
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JaRoDavis Premium
Hey hey. No worries, that just means you don't have a 64bit computer and you need to download the 32bit instead. Easy fix.

Just found this guy after typing it into Google.
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DorcasDee Premium
I never thought to look on Google. Thank you!
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JaRoDavis Premium
No prob :) when you install FileZilla try not to repeadelty click "next" because you'll be installing additional programs and browser bars you didn't necessarily plan to download unless of course you want that extra stuff on your computer, up to you.
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DorcasDee Premium
When Marion did the video it did not have the little extra note to not use the sourceforge download button. It was below in the text. So now I have that stuff on my old computer and I am not sure how to get it off. Also, the Filezilla for windows 7 32 bit, I also just upgraded to Windows 2016 and am converting all of my files. I am nervous about trying anything now. Should I just not try this?
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JaRoDavis Premium
Hey, I understand. it's almost impossible to cover every single aspect of downloading it but we definitely try. I wish I was responding to the sooner for you but I'm doing a few things at once at the moment.

If you want to remove it from your computer, inside of your pc "control panel" you will find a software section for uninstalling software. Once you find the program, you can simply uninstall it.

As for your last question, you definitely will be nervous trying something you've never embarked on before but not trying at all won't really expand your comfort zone if that makes sense. What I'm saying is, the more you do these things that seem complicated they become easier and more comfortable for you to do...

when I began a long time ago I had no idea how to do most of this stuff and now I'm helping other people where I once had difficulties. It's all just a process, but I don't want you to stop trying because you're a bit nervous.

Let me know if this makes sense.
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DorcasDee Premium
Thank you again for the encouragement. I am having a tough time with faith. However, I feel I can try again because I took a break and rested. So I am done with the "foundation" of my website. I have several blogs. I have several comments. Keywords are one everything. I had a medium amount of trying to figure out how to continue to progress, I only had one other time I just could not continue until I got help. Do you have any suggestions on any of the other things I need to do? It is a website on self-improvement if that matters. Dee
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JaRoDavis Premium
Hey, sorry I couldn't respond any sooner.

Funny my website is on self improvement as well :) I like the look of your site, I believe it's the 2016 theme maybe? Anyway, have you went through the entire certification training? The training tells you how to keep improving your site, keeping it alive, etc.

A website is never really "done" in my opinion. probably the opinion of most of the relatively successful people on here. There's always more content to add, I'm always tweaking, split testing, changing content, updating posts, reviewing and responding to comments, etc. There's always more to do, which is why it's important to do something you love and I absolutely LOVE helping people, kind of addicted to it lol.

Let me know when you can about the certification training when you can.
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RikaSF Premium
Thank you Marion. This was really helpful:))
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm always happy to help Rika.
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0187tim Premium
I can not seem to find the FTP login, so I used the admin details from site manager. But FileZilla gives me an error: can not connect to server. Do know what I am doing wrong?
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0187tim Premium
It is a .siterubix.com ''website'', for your information.
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MarionBlack Premium
There's no FTP access for a siterubix subdomain, only for a domain that you own.
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0187tim Premium
Is there no possibility to verify my subdomain?
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maddie17 Premium
AWESOME!!
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you Cindy.
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Alan-C Premium
Thanks Marion, I couldn't get FileZilla to work. I do not know why because I have used it before, but it wouldn't connect. Maybe because I was having to use a VPN via Thailand today. I am not really sure. Anyway I got it done using Dreamer 56 training method using All in one SEO. I will park the File Zilla problem for another day. But WA training solutions rock!
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm not sure if the VPN would make a difference but here's a video on fixing FTP connection issues.
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Alan-C Premium
Thanks Marion. I am not sure how the VPN causes problems but using different servers in different countries according to which is the fastest always seems to add a problem or two. Thanks for the link for sorting my FTP issues, I will look at it tomorrow as I don't want to become distracted from Google webmaster using Google Fetch today.
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LaurieP2219 Premium
Only ran into a couple of minor changes since you created this training but I got both Google and Bing verified - and now have a mountain of learning to digest from both ;)

I love FTP it is so super speedy! And didn't know how to go about it with Wordpress and WA, thanks for putting this training together!
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MarionBlack Premium
I use FTP a lot especially for backing up all the media, themes and plugins on my websites.
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bjdluna Premium
Hi Marion,

Didn't you used to have another training that didn't involve having to use ftp? Is there an alternative method that still works?

Thanks very much,
Barbara
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gaedae Premium
Totally confused and frustrated. In way over my head and drowning quickly!
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JackieSmith Premium
Thanks for this Marion!!
Sites are now verified with Bing too!!
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I don't see ftp on site manager. what do I do?
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MarionBlack Premium
Sorry, FTP is only available for premium members with their own website. There's no FTP for a Site Rubix subdomain.

The easiest way to verify is by using your SEO plugin
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it say google index is no in wealthy affiliate but it is already verified.what do I do?
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amgolf Premium
I use Yoast SEO that very easy
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you for adding this helpful lesson, my site is now verified with Bing woohoo!
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MarionBlack Premium
Good to hear Cathy.
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Gerlinde Premium
Marion, I did not know that we can verify our website with FTP! I only made the backup with FileZilla... It's good to know and I will try this in the future when needed...
Thanks for this great tutorial!
Gerlinde
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MarionBlack Premium
It's the absolutely permanent way to verify your website. I don't use any other method.
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bri48327 Premium
Struggling on this. My site was verified then, I think possibly because I temporarily switched themes, it seems not verified. Even tho it shows up in some ways, but will not pass Google Webmaster Tools verification.
Tried all the steps here. Downloaded FTP etc. Saved code to a folder. Can call it up, but UPLOAD button is ghosted.
I get error message that it is not connected to a server. Beyond my tech savvy.
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MarionBlack Premium
Try Host without the www. If you're still having connection problems then this could help
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bri48327 Premium
I may be goofy from lack of sleep. But I think whatever the issue was it got fixed somehow. Switched from Safari to Chrome at one point just because and suddenly. Verified again. Googleness?
In fact my most recent post from yesterday shows up today on Google front page.
Back at it to connect Webmastet Tools post holiday.
I'm a creative writer by nature. This backend stuff makes me crazy.
Thanks for your help. Dialogue like this helps maintain sanity!
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VonnieOh Premium
Hi Marion,

This will work if I want to confirm my website with Pinterest too, right? I just added a meta tag to my website header. Can I still use this verification method?
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MarionBlack Premium
This is the alternative method that Pinterest offers.
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AceFlemming Premium
Great Tutorial thank you.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Ace.
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TinaB Premium
I REALLY like how you did this video, and I like the fact that you also included tutorial in texts. It's great having two options to choose from. Thank you!
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MarionBlack Premium
One of my online friends has a hearing problem so she likes to read the text as she watches the video.
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TinaB Premium
That's very helpful and generous of you to accommodate your friend (and any others with hearing loss). Again, I really ejoyed this type of tutorial. :)
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DessertMiles Premium
I know nothing about html, this video helped a lot. Thank you so much for your tutorial.
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Steve1958 Premium
Found just when I needed it...thanks Marion the Super Star!
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MarionBlack Premium
You're so sweet Steve.
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Steve1958 Premium
And I don't even take sugar in tea or coffee (or Milk) :-)
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minitrio Premium
Thank you for this great tutorial Marion :)
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MarionBlack Premium
You're always welcome.
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T1967 Premium
Marion you are a STAR, thank you so much for this video. i love it :-)) THANK YOU ;-)))))
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MarionBlack Premium
You're very welcome.
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T1967 Premium
:-)) you are awesome :-))
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Angelwings00 Premium
Thank you so much for this tutorial, I know nothing about html, this video helped A LOT!
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MarionBlack Premium
Cool!
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bjdluna Premium
Hi Marion,
I actually diid this the FileZilla way and uploaded the file and on the 2nd try (after reading that you are supposed to right click on the file and not drag it) It verified! This was such a great tutorial. It had to be hard to make because it is long and technical but you did it again you have been able to help me and answer my questions every time and I really appreciate that so much!!! You are definately respected and appreciated around here for sure!

Now maybe I will send you my mysterious problem with the Jaaxy plugin. I copy that code paste it in text mode then update and the code is no longer the same --it changes to something that doesnt work. I'll send it to you but if you feel like it you can work on it My life doesn't depend on it or anything like that it's just annoying cause I don't know what would change the code.

Anyway, thanks once again for your amazing skills coming to my resucue!
Barbara
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for popping in Barbara. Try pasting your code into a Text widget and see if that works. If it's OK then try pasting the code again into the Text tab. I haven't had your problem as the code works fine for me.
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RKiuttu Premium
I have a problem. I followed the instructions but it didn't work. Could someone help me?

When I try to upload BingSiteAuth.xml to my website it gives an "error" only. How could I do it without an "error"? Do I need some application for the .xml file or something?

Please help me! :)
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MarionBlack Premium
You need to open the httpdocs folder in the remote site before you try to upload the xml file. You can't upload it to the root directory.
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RKiuttu Premium
I did it. Probably it works now. How to be sure if it's verified successfully?
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MarionBlack Premium
Check with Bing Webmaster Tools. You should be verified now.
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Adam77 Premium
This is a great video. The FileZilla I downloaded for a Mac seems to be different. There isn't any 'settings' under the 'edit' tab on Mac version.
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MarionBlack Premium
It's usually easier to find it when FIleZilla is full screen.
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philaccardo Premium
MARION, I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS "Create a new folder on your computer for your new website"
Why a" new" website? I want to connect to the actual website, not a new one.
And, about this new folder, is it a empty folder? what name should I give her?
Thanks
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MarionBlack Premium
Sorry about the confusion Phil I'll take out the word "new".

Yes, it starts off as an empty folder and its name should be the same as your domain name.
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philaccardo Premium
Configuration test of filezills fails.
Can you please tell me which settings to use?
Thanks, Marion.
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MarionBlack Premium
Nathaniell has done a great tutorial on troubleshooting FTP Let me know if you still have any issues.
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philaccardo Premium
Sorry, Marion.
Nathaniel tutorial not well understood. Just tell me please why I get this message. Thanks.
Error: Could not connect to server
Status: Waiting to retry...
Status: Resolving address of thesummerlawns.com
Status: Connecting to 107.22.190.17:21...
Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
Response: 220 ProFTPD 1.3.4a Server (Debian) [10.113.207.185]
Command: AUTH TLS
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MarionBlack Premium
Did you use Site Manager or Quick Connect? I find Site Manager easier to use.

If you still have problems send me a private message with your FTP Username and Password and I'll have a go.
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LenaMiglena Premium
I did this yesterday it was successful with Bing ( I did Google already) Thank you for posting this training! I wanted to know how important is FileZilla do be in active mode? I went through the Network Wizard to activate (I didn't have it under EDIT menu) but it was asking me for external IP. Since I didn't know it I choose the option to get the IP from URL provided from FileZila but it still didn't work.
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MarionBlack Premium
When you click on Edit you should see 'Settings...' click on Settings and you'll find Active Mode. If Active Mode is not selected then you may not be able to make the connection.
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LenaMiglena Premium
Yeah, I saw on the training but I don't have that menu on the side. Under EDIT on the top I have Network Configuration Wizard...
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MarionBlack Premium
It should have
Network Configuration Wizard...
Clear Private Data...
Settings...
I'm using the latest version of FileZilla on a Windows computer. I have Windows 10 now but it was exactly the same on Windows 7.

I even helped a guy use FileZilla on a Mac so I don't know why you can't find Settings...
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LenaMiglena Premium
I am using a Mac and I did find the Network configuration settings. I just dont know what to enter for IP. Its ok, I will play with it.
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scottymj2011 Premium
YOUR A GENIUS. I tried putting my meta info in the All-In-One SEO, and it didn't work. And then I tried putting it into the header of my front page via theme editor, didn't work.So thank you very much.

Quick question, the BingSiteAuth.xml file is now within our directory or something like that, so can we uninstall the FileZilla program without any issues with the file now being on our website?
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MarionBlack Premium
Yeah, if you're not using FileZilla you can uninstall it. Then, if you ever need it again just reinstall. The file is now on your website and it will stay there.
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scottymj2011 Premium
Ok. Thank you ma'am.
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dcart87 Premium
Brilliant, thanks Marion.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome.
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CElie Premium
Thanks Marion, great tutorial.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for the compliment.
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stephenavae Premium
Excellent tutorial !!

Thanks Marion. ))
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome.
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DDADDD Premium
Something seems to be wrong... I keep getting error messages from File Zilla:
"Error: Connection timed out after 60 seconds of inactivity
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing"
I've tried many (really too many) times but I just can't connect to my site...
What's wrong?
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MarionBlack Premium
There are a few possible reasons why you can't connect, Nathaniell has covered most of them If you still have problems send me a Private Message with your FTP username and FTP password and I'll have a go.
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DDADDD Premium
All done! Thank you Marion.
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mtatar Premium
Thank you Marion That video was perfect. I will let you know if I was able to get it done.
Michelle
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Tagged for future reference!
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MarionBlack Premium
Great!
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mskauai Premium
How can I save all of the above information in a file for future reference?
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TonyHamilton Premium
Copy & Paste it into an email to yourself.
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marcparsons Premium
you can bookmark it and always come back to it fro there. ('Ctrl' 'D')
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MarionBlack Premium
Here are 3 ways to bookmark
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mskauai Premium
Thanks Marion!
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macey321 Premium
Thank you Marion. Very helpful.
Do you have some training on how to use FTP to offer eBooks to your prospective clients. An eBook they can down load when they sign up to your list?
Have a great day..............Frank
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MarionBlack Premium
You don't need FTP for that Frank.
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ProMotion8 Premium
I want to verify another url for the same site (Google): http://www...
Filezilla gives me error message: "Invalid protocol specified, valid protocols are ftp://..." What should I do?
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MarionBlack Premium
Once you upload the verification file to your website Google will be able to see it in both www.domain.com and domain.com. You don't need to upload it twice.

If that's not exactly what you need to know then please send me a private message explaining your question in detail.
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sepolnije Premium
Done!! Thank you so much Marion. You helped me a lot with this post. I owe you. :)
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MarionBlack Premium
You're very welcome.
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
MarionBlack: You are a genius. How did you ever figure this out? Is there any hope for me? You know more about this stuff than anyone I know. Will you MARRY ME? If so I will move to Austraila (shortly after I divorce my wife of 39-years).:-) DAN
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MarionBlack Premium
I've been married too many times already DAN. Stick with your wife, she's put up with you for 39 years so she's worth hanging on to.
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
MarionBlack: As usual, I will take your advice...BUT you will always be in the back of my mind due to your brilliant mind. Thanks for all of your help. DAN
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DDADDD Premium
Hi Marion,
Nice video! Since I use two different computers should I create that folder in both of them? Do you think it is okay to do all the procedure using a folder in Dropbox instead of a local machine?
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MarionBlack Premium
To avoid confusion I'd use one computer and only use Dropbox as a backup. I don't have anything related to my websites on my laptop except extra backups. I keep 3 backups of each of my websites in 3 different places. Is that paranoia?
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kasotty Premium
Hello Marion,
Wondergul training!
One thing I still can't figure out is how to add a folder after downloading the FileZilla. And when I try to find it inside the program I don't see it. So I am really confused about this part, and I can't avoid this part as I need that folder in order to do the rest for verification.
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm not absolutely sure what you need to know. If it's this: "Create a new folder on your computer for your new website." you just create a new folder on your computer in the usual way (depending on your operating system). It's not part of FileZilla - just however you create new folders on your computer.
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kasotty Premium
I see! Let me see again if it works. thank you!
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Kelsonline7 Premium
Is this a healthy filezilla website - https://filezilla-project.org/
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Kelsonline7 Premium
hello Marion, I am following your training but from the comments it shows downloading "filezilla" from sourceforge.net is no longer necessary because of the malwares. However which is the clean filezilla to download as I am unsure of which, I have this options when i google and don't know which to download from. pls assist
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MarionBlack Premium
Last time I used sourceforge.net I was able to download a clean version of FileZilla but there are no guarantees with downloading any software. You need to be vigilant when you install to be sure there are no unwanted programs attached. I stay away from the 3rd party download sites like cnet because they are generally less reliable than the original source.
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Chessie Premium
Hi Marion and thank you so much for this lesson, it really saved me from so much frustration trying to get veryfied. I really do like the rolling method of the video, it makes it so easy to stop anywhere and having the transcript underneath was also helpful. Ches
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for watching Ches. I'm always happy to help my WA friends.
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Ermelinda Premium
Thank you and how will I know that I am verified? or is it a silly question?
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jvranjes Premium
This all is covered in Kyle's lessons in Certification Courses.
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Ermelinda Premium
Got it thanks
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Ermelinda Premium
Hi Marion on Fillezilla its asking me for port. and do I put the verification code on fillezilla. I think I must of lost you where you were showing your website folder . Thank you
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MarionBlack Premium
FileZilla will choose the right port for you and you upload the file you downloaded from Google.
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Infinitmind Premium
very good training, thank you again
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome.
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steveo5770 Premium
Finally got it done. I don't now how you figured out to do this but thank you! :)
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MarionBlack Premium
I've been using HTML since 2002 so I've forgotten how I figured out how to do most stuff. I just do it. :)
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steveo5770 Premium
In 2002 I didn't even know what HTML was :)
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steveo5770 Premium
I have downloaded the xml file from Bing but I don't understand how to put it into the new folder I've created. I'm hopeless!!!....lol
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hdford12 Premium
Hi Marion, I have downloaded the File Zip but I do not see anywhere where I proceed here. I cannot get my FTP login details from the site manager although I have created my account. Any suggestions please.
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MarionBlack Premium
There is no FTP access to SiteRubix subdomains. It's only for top level (dot com, dot org) domains. http://screencast.com/t/5WyNTuMq
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GaryHorton Premium
Thanks Marion! This was a big help.
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MarionBlack Premium
Always glad to help Gary.
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Nicolaz Premium
Hi Marion, thanks a lot for the video. You really helped me a lot.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're very welcome :)
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marcparsons Premium
Hey Marion. Thanks for the video. It's nice to know there various ways to do this. I used the All in one SEO route and found it quite quick and without any downloads. Not sure if this changes the outcome at all though?
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MarionBlack Premium
As long as your site stays verified it's all good. If you decide to change your SEO plugin later on you'll lose your verification. Personally, I prefer Yoast to All In One.
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marcparsons Premium
Thanks for the heads up!
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JohannesL Premium
Marion: Like to know your opinion on the quickest way to monetize please? Gathering opinions from experts!
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MarionBlack Premium
There's no such thing as a quick way to monetize. Anyone who tells you there is, is trying to get money out of you. Beware.
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JohannesL Premium
Hi Marion Thanks for the tutorial Even i could get it right. Good facilitator.
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm always happy to help.
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Daniel0 Premium
really this link here? http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/ maybe you should test that link i recently attempted to install filezilla and norton 360 said i was being infected with all these trojans and stuff
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you so much for letting us all know about the malware and I've now discovered that it also comes loaded with potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). It was clean when I installed it but that was some time ago. Thank you again, I've removed the link.
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montewolfe1 Premium
Thank you so much for the tutorial Marion. I like the way that you displayed each step, great work this will help me out.
Monte
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm always happy to help when I can.
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Linlin Premium
What do you suggest Marion? I love your method of verifying.
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MarionBlack Premium
With any program you download from the internet you need to be careful that there are no add-ons (unwanted programs). If there is an advanced installation then use that otherwise it's probably safe. FileZilla is a safe program but some download sites add extras so do take care. I haven't had any problems with programs downloaded from Sourceforge.net. I hope this helps.
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Linlin Premium
Yes, I did follow your suggestion to use sourceforge.net. In fact I used the link you provided in the body of the content. I guess that windows is just being overprotective. Thanks for your quick response.
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Linlin Premium
Windows is suggesting that I not upload the app.
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks. We needed this resource here!
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you Nathaniell. Coming from a great trainer like you, your words mean a lot.
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MMail Premium
FOR TO VERIFY MY WEBSITE BY GOOGLE WEBMASTERS
I m coming to fill URL USERNAME PASSWORD in FileZIlla
When i click on quick connect it show me login Errorr ....
I get stuck here .. How can i proceed ??
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MarionBlack Premium
Did you do this?
Open FileZilla, click Edit -> Settings to change to Active Mode then click OK.
Host: your domain name (URL)
Username: the Username you copied from Wealthy Affiliate
Password: the Password you copied from Wealthy Affiliate
Click on 'Quickconnect'
If you're still having problems please send me a Private Message with a screenshot showing exactly what the problem is in FileZilla. If you're not sure how to make a screenshot have a look at
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waltcom Premium
This video was a life saver at 12:55pm EST, thanks a lot
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MarionBlack Premium
I didn't know I was saving lives. :~)
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MAndrew Premium
Awesome training! Much appreciated.
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MarionBlack Premium
Awesome comment Marlon. Much appreciated. Keep moving forward. ~Marion
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msh2501 Premium
Thank you for the training. I bookmarked it.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're very welcome. Some people have been having a problem with Google verification because their theme has been updated and the alterations they made to their header got lost.
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AllynBeekman Premium
Well, both Chrome and IE rejected the download from sourceforge, so I used another site to download Filezilla. I connected and was able to successfully upload the file to httpdocs on my website (I could see it in the file listing on the "remote site").

When I returned to Webmaster tools, I clicked the link they gave to check my site. It reported "not found." Then I clicked the Verify button and GWT reported that it could not be verified.

Any idea what might have gone wrong? I noticed there is an httpsdocs folder on my website. Could it be that it should be placed there instead?
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MarionBlack Premium
Hi Allyn,
I think something has changed with the latest WordPress update. I'll look into it and send you a PM with a workaround. In the meantime could you please upload the file to your root directory and let me know if Google can find it there. Thanks.
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AllynBeekman Premium
Left a PM for you Marion. Didn't have authority to ftp into the root directory, so tried again with httpdocs and it worked. I had made an error in what I was doing last night which is why the final step failed.

I did have a question for you related to this. I had used the non-www version of my website, as suggested by Kyle, in Google Webmaster Tools. Once verified, I clicked the link to read suggestions by GWT.

The first suggestion was to submit both the non-www and the www versions. Do you normally submit both?
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, I do submit both with and without the www to GWT but Bing doesn't ask for both.
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AllynBeekman Premium
Ok, thanks. Finished with Bing a bit ago and that one worked fine, too.
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SuzetteH Premium
Great now Chrome blocked the download! I am done!
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SuzetteH Premium
I am already stuck and I just started the video. In my site manger, I am seeing both my .com site and the siterubix.com. Which site am I to get the username and password from?
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MarionBlack Premium
You probably want to verify both sites so get the username and password for each.
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DennisM Premium
Thank you for this training Marion. It was clear and easy to follow. Just what I needed.
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm glad you found it helpful, Dennis.
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geowanda Premium
Thanks Marion. Quick question, do I need to verify both www.mysite AND http://mysite with Bing? or just the WWW version? Love the training.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for the compliment. Yes, you need to add both ways (with and without www.) and then you can tell Google which you prefer. I always prefer without the www. because it looks neater and it's shorter.
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geowanda Premium
I got both with Google just fine but Bing doesn't seem to have a way to do both?
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MarionBlack Premium
I think you're right about Bing so just use whichever you prefer.
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dmpatt Premium
Thanks for this next step of learning. Looks intimidating; but i will try. Thanks so much.
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MarionBlack Premium
Just follow the steps one at a time. You can do it.
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Papi Premium
Bookmarked as tis really seems quite useful :)
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