It is easy to verify your websites using the All In One SEO Pack that came with your WordPress installation.

There is no need for added plugins or the use of FTP. The All In One SEO will take care of it for you.

Using this method you can verify your websites with both Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools) and Bing Webmaster Tools at the same time.

Important note:

*Leave both the Google and Bing windows open until you complete the verification process!*

Let's get started.

The All In One SEO Pack


Go to the Dashboard in the WordPress Admin Area.

Click on the All In One SEO > General Settings

Scroll down the page until You come to the Webmaster Verification Section.

As you can see there are ares for the codes from both Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster tools) and Bing Webmaster center.

Leave this window open.

Let's get our code for Google Search Console >>>>



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hkwaszenko Premium
Hi! I just tried adding the section of code to my SEO Pack for Bing Webmaster Tools. I copied just the bit in the quotation marks as you said and clicked update. I then clicked verify in Bing Webmaster but it still says "it appears I am not authorised to work with this site." Please could you help?

Thanks :-)

Hannah
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merlynmac Premium
Make sure you don't include the actual quotation marks.
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hkwaszenko Premium
Thanks for your reply, I made sure of that too and it still didn't work. I just refreshed the page though and it worked when I went through the steps again! :-)
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LoveTanja Premium
would this be the same spot to insert the google verification for youtube?
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LoveTanja Premium
i got it - you have to use the HTML tag from the "alternative method" tab vs the html link
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Genelda Premium
Good lesson. There's one thing missing that I can't FIND.

How to upload a pac.html file to the root directory to my domain in order to verify it for eBay?
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Robert-A Premium
Best get in touch with Tech Support and they will help.
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Genelda Premium
Thanks for the info. I'll get to that!
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Dodji Premium
THANKS FOR THE LESSON .UNFORTUNATELY FOR ME I FAILED TO DO IT
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DavePage Premium
This has been so helpful, thank you very much,
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PMbaluka Premium
Ooh very easy to follow steps. Much thanks for providing this information, it's so timely
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danielan77 Premium
THANK YOU!! I've been trying for days to figure this out! My site is now verified with Google!
thanks again
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Kanayo Premium
Lovely, I followed this step by step, now I'm verified on Google and Bing.

Thanks.

I struggled to do it through PlugIns. This is a lot easier.
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Maddy55 Premium
This worked well for my older website (Thank you), but recently when I tried to verify my new 1 week old website, it just would not verify. I followed the advice of another here, and went into my Google Analytics account, added the new website there, asked for the ID code, copied that and pasted it into the area for it in my All in One SEO, and it was VERIFIED!
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Michydle Premium
How would you follow these steps to verify all versions of your site?
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Chezbrown Premium
Hi Michydle

Here is a training I created for adding verification codes. It should be a help to you. xxxx
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Michydle Premium
I don't see a link.
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msubhadeep Premium
Thank you for sharing, Tim. that was very helpful.
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RodClark Premium
Hi Tim

Thanks for this post - made it all very clear and worked first time.

Much appreciated.

Cheers
Rod
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mikegsaiz Premium
Thanks for the assist, worked perfectly.

Mike
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charissam15 Premium
Bing worked without issue, but Google gave me the following when I clicked "verify":

Internal Server Error
Error 500

I have a Google Analytics account which works fine - what could be the issue?

Thanks!
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Djefferds Premium
Be sure that you have placed the google analysis ID code in your SEO.
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charissam15 Premium
I did your step by step exactly. I restarted my PC and logged in to my SEO again and it worked. So weird.

Thanks for the help!
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Djefferds Premium
Glad to hear it worked.
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Djefferds Premium
Bing tells me that they cannot verify because of page 404.
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Djefferds Premium
This worked great for google but, I could not get to for bing.
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Maddy55 Premium
Bing gave me no trouble at all, it always seems to be Google that is the trouble maker for me. Could you give us more details as to what happened? Take a screen shot?
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Djefferds Premium
When I sign into webmaster and put in my information and click the save button nothing happens.
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Maddy55 Premium
I would suggest that you double check the code, even one tiny extra number, symbol or letter will skew the whole thing.
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Maddy55 Premium
What I do when the instructions SEEM clear, and I still don't have success, I go over and read the instructions again and again. Often I've missed something.
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Maddy55 Premium
Hmm after reading your statement again, are you saying you were having problems completing your Bing Account information? If you were trying this yesterday, that might have been part of the problem. With so many people using the internet yesterday, I had EXTREME problems getting anything done online yesterday. Speeds were slow, and I had trouble getting payment to go through on sites that I was trying to buy something. Black Friday frenzy!
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Djefferds Premium
Now they are telling me it is something to do with page 404 plus they can't my site. But yet my site does show up on a search i did on bing.
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Maddy55 Premium
triple check the code, just to make sure you don't have a small error there. If that does not work, I would suggest you contact Support here. Support will want screen shots so do the procedure again, taking screen shots as you go and paste into your Support request.
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Djefferds Premium
Maddy thank you trying to help. I really do appreciate it.
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Maddy55 Premium
sorry I couldnt do better. Hope Support can sort it out for you.
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Djefferds Premium
When I followed a lesson that Kyle had I did get that to work. But the way to do it here is much easier.
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Maddy55 Premium
You got it working now?
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Djefferds Premium
Yes I do. Thanks for asking.
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MichaelWA Premium
I found this very helpful. Thanks for putting it together
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Maddy55 Premium
Thank you, you made it easy. I have done this before but 4 months later my website becomes unverified again. I had to verify it for the third time since I began early this year. I don't know why it keeps happening.
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JueVGrace Premium
Thanks a lot for the guide!
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tarden7 Premium
thank you so much for this article! really helpful us non-geeks!
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sharon22 Premium
I Got This! Thank you so much!
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MRMathee Premium
I need help please. Bing verified but google console has not verfied yet. What must i do?
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AngelaHall Premium
see if this training helps you with verification
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MRMathee Premium
Hi Angela
I took screenshots of everything. Please tell me if you see something wrong!
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AngelaHall Premium
it all looks correct. hard to say what the issue is without looking. I have some time today if you want to send me a PM we could do a screenshare and I can take a look if you like
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MRMathee Premium
I am in town. Will you be available in 2hours
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AngelaHall Premium
yes, I have to run my grand daughter to school but should be back then :)
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MRMathee Premium
Oky thank you. It will be 3pm by me!
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Thank you so much!! It really helped me.
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Online43 Premium
Thank you
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Skizix Premium
Best training and help for Site Verification yet. Thank you.
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BojanaP Premium
My favourite training on site verification!
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ChristinaT10 Premium
Very helpful!! Thank you
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Alan-C Premium
Wow, thanks for this well presented training. So much simpler than trying to do the recommended method which I never got to work because I couldn't FileZilla to work.
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Asgeir Premium
Great article! I struggled in Google Search Console at first, trying to verify my site with an html code (which was the recommended way), but it didn't work. Then I followed the simple steps in this article instead, and.. yes it worked! Thanks.
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PeterVX Premium
Thank you. Very good training and just what I was looking for.
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kommerbbb2 Premium
Yo, somebody should edit this tutorial... Bing has changed significantly since.
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Skydancer1 Premium
for some reason it didn't work for me in Bing verification..

I followed the exact steps..

Ill try again later to see if it's a time thing
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Skizix Premium
I had the same issue until I looked at the code exactly. I forgot to take out the last ". When I did......"Verified". Don't know what happened with yours. Elaborate and maybe we can help.
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KayL1 Premium
Very easy to follow! thanks so much
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wongskcom Premium
Verification failed for http://myonlineinsurances.com/ using the Meta tag method (2 minutes ago). We couldn't find the verification meta tag. I follow all step, every time it comes the same. How shall I do now?
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CarmenJS Premium
Thank you for the training, I had already verified with Google but with your help, I just got verified with Bing. Thank you again!
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Thanks for the tutorial. Very useful and informative. I have verified my website in Google Search Console but at the site manager here at WA it still shows, "Google Index - No". Does it take any time to change?
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DianneBee Premium
Thanks! I hadn't done this for a while and to learn all over again!
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KatyaColvin Premium
Ok, I need help! I had tried to do it before and it didn't work, I came back to the process later, and it still doesn't work for me. What am I doing wrong, if I receive this message from Google:
Verification failed for http://www.style4preteen.com/ using the Meta tag method (less than a minute ago). We couldn't find the verification meta tag.?
Thank you guys for your help!
Katya.
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AHohaia Premium
Brilliant! Got it sorted with your help!
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smdillard1 Premium
Thank you for the lesson. Very very helpful.
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SteveCrozza Premium
Hadn't verified with BING, did so by following your easy to read and follow instructions. Thax for your help. Steve
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oldladyant Premium
God bless you, I have been trying to do this for 5 days with much frustration until I came across your method. thank you, thank you, thank you
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nakijo Premium
Excellent thank you , it was easy to follow.

Cheers
Jo
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KatyaColvin Premium
I followed the instructions, got my site verified but Google Index is still a "No". How long before I see a "Yes"?
Thank you.
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LinDash01 Premium
Yay I got it verified .... Happy dance.....
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Dreamer56 Premium
Awesome news Linda! Good work!
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MyraBeth Premium
Wow! I was able to follow each step and I am very techy challenged. Very good instructions, thanks so much.
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Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Myra! It has to be easy to follow I put it together lol! :))
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Rbane Premium
Simply and easy to follow.
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Dreamer56 Premium
Good to hear from you Rosemary! Thanks for your time and comment
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Donnie58 Premium
Great training, Tim! Thanks.
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Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Donnie. I appreciate your time
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NickyW Premium
Hi Tim, I struggled last night for a few hours trying to sort this. I read your tutorial and had both bing and google verified in minutes. Thank you so much for the advice.
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Dreamer56 Premium
Glad it helped you out Nicky! Great to hear from you. Thanks for your time
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GinaGo Premium
Thank you Tim. ~Gina
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Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Gina! I appreciate your time
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks for this Tim...
Very handy info to have...
Best wishes
Steve
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Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Steve! Thanks for stopping by.
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DaleOdom Premium
I think you did a great job Tim!
It was is to follow and understand and I think it will be very helpful to all the new people joining WA.
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Bryced19 Premium
Good training. Thank you for sharing.
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Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Bryce. Thanks for your time.
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TitaWorks Premium
Thanks, Tim....
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Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Netta Thanks for stopping by.
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Ultimateless Premium
Very easy tutorial Tim straight to the point thanks!
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Dreamer56 Premium
Yessir! I appreciate your time Michael
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barbaraA Premium
Thanks, Tim.
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Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Barbara! Thanks for stopping by
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fionagreco Premium
Thanks i will work on tjat next
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Dreamer56 Premium
Awesome if you need some help holler. Thanks for stopping by Fiona!
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chuka Premium
Thank you Tim. This is so easy to follow and helpful
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Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks for your input Chucka. It was my hope that it would be easy to follow. Thanks for the visit.
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WBoyer Premium
Great refresher for me Tim. Appreciate it.
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Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks Bill I hope it will help some of the new folks out. I appreciate your time.
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CatBerg Premium
Thank you! Brilliant and clear training. Big thumbs up!

/Cat
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Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks so much Cat. I appreciate your feedback and your time.
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MKearns Premium
You are a great training presenter Tim. I especially like the red pointer arrows that direct the reader's attention.
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Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks for your input Michael. The arrows are courtesy of mono snap.
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CaJe51 Premium
I cannot get my website verified on Pinterest using All in One SEO. I have tried putting in just the numbers and also used the entire meta tag. Neither one of which works. What am I doing wrong?
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Dreamer56 Premium
Carol I will send you a PM
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PaulaLloyd1 Premium
Congrats on your training post! You were made to train, you do it well. May need your help on my theme down the road if your available. Thanks again for the info.
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Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks for the compliment Paula. You know you can contact me anytime.
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vanbot Premium
Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial with us Tim, it is very easy to understand and I will be verifying my websites tonight. Thank you so very much for all your hard work:-))Steph
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Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Steph. I Hope it helps you out. Thanks for stopping by
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Heidi56 Premium
PS. I just tried the Bing, successfully created an account, but It didn't work via SEO plugin, and neither via insertion before <body>. well, I don't worry now. If you have an idea, let me know.
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Dreamer56 Premium
Bing is funny. It seems as tho if you make a mistake the first time you are toast. About 3 months ago now I was working with a friend after we tried everything he contacted support. They cleared something and was able to accomplish the verification with the all in one seo
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Heidi56 Premium
Well, I will try another day, I guess.
Will bookmark your tr<ining though!!!!!!
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Heidi56 Premium
Hi Tim
Just this morning I struggled with this, again, as I thought I had understood it previously when I did it with my other websites.
Just coming to page 2 I realize that I have copied the whole code. Maybe it was that one....?? At the end I succeeded, but don't ask me how. Your training would have made it easier and in less time for me.
I will follow the Bing-thing, though.
Thanks for the info. Very appreciated and done very well!
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Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks Hiedi! If you need help holler.
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Heidi56 Premium
Well, I gave up for today, I might ping you tomorrow!
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Dreamer56 Premium
Anytime Hiedi
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Great tutorial! It really helped me, thank you!
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Dreamer56 Premium
Great to hear from you Alex! I am glad it helped. Thanks for your time.
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ChrisScott Premium
WOW. The Images are awesome. What tool did you use to do the red arrow thingies? Can you teach me that?
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Dreamer56 Premium
A fuzzy friend of mind held my hand while I threw a child-like tantrum to learn this simple but effective tool called Monosnap.
I will see if he is available to help you out.
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ChrisScott Premium
ROFL.
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I cannot get the google webmaster code. How to rectify the error.

Bing webmaster centre is ok for me.

Thanks
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Dreamer56 Premium
Wong if you send me a PM so I don't forget I think I have a fix for your problem
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Loes Premium
Very nice reminder:) just verified my new website on Bing too
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Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks Loes! I appreciate your time.
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RuiSantos1 Premium
Clear and simple. Excellent training module!
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Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks for the input Rui! If it comes from me it will be simple :)) Thanks for stopping by.
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johnwnewman Premium
Great training! Thanks :-)
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Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure John! Thanks for your time
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johnwnewman Premium
No probs :-)
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DELJAR Premium
Congratulations! Your first WA training is excellent, Tim. The steps are easy to follow and very informative. This will be great in conjunction with my recent tutorial. Please feel free to check it out as well on my Profile under training. Thank you for sharing an awesome post! :)
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Dreamer56 Premium
I will be sure to do that Adel. Thanks for your comment. You are the one that kept me going in the beginning. Thank you for that boost in confidence.
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JewelCarol Premium
Very nice, fantastic, thank you Jim. :)
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Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Jewel. I appreciate your time
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MKearns Premium
Great to see you venturing into this training Tim. It is excellent like all you post.
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Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks Michael. I value your input!. Thanks for stopping by.
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Ivine Premium
Hi, excellent training. Irv.
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Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks for the visit Irv!
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marytyas Premium
very clear easy to follow instructions..great!
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Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks for your thoughts Mary. I appreciate your time
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AchuthanN1 Premium
Tim, that was really helpful. Thank you so much.
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Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Achuthan. Thanks for your comment
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JohnA78 Premium
Very nice Tim! The instructions were straightforward and easy to follow. Congratulations on publishing your first training lesson!
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Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks John. I appreciate your input. Thanks for taking the time to check it out.
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Triblu Premium
Will be making sure to keep these instructions OPEN when verifying my affiliate sites for sure Tim. These are GREAT instructions.

THANK YOU!

Trish
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Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Trish! Thanks for stopping by.
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lynnsam61 Premium
Tim,
Thanks for sharing this. I'll be waiting for your next tutorial:)
Erica
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Dreamer56 Premium
Always great to hear from you Elizabeth! Thanks for the visit
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stevecox Premium
Saving this one Tim - Thank you !
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Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Steve thanks for your time
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stevecox Premium
You are very welcome Tim.............It certainly was worth my time!

Have good evening !

Steve
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Dreamer56 Premium
You do the same Steve!
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DianneBee Premium
Super! Thanks!
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Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks so much Dianne! I appreciate your time
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Happy12 Premium
Thank you for the information ! : )
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Dreamer56 Premium
My pleasure Elizabeth! Thanks for the visit.
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