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Google webmaster tools-verify ownership (9 posts)

  1. mumbert
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am trying to either insert a meta tag in header or upload a file to verify ownership of my domain for Google webmaster tools. Their example of where to insert the meta tag is not very helpful. I've tried going to the stylesheet header to find a place to insert and can't. Then I downloaded their %$#$*& HTML and tried to insert it into my static page, created a unique post for it and inserted it there. Nothing works. I get a 404 error when I try to find it. Any thoughts.

    Thanks

  2. Lady Chevaliere
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I agree, their example doesn't help me either as a newbie. Did you figure it out meanwhile?

  3. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If you're using the meta tag method, then you'd very likely want to add it to your theme's header.php file.

  4. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yeah, stick it in the template, not a post/page.

  5. Lady Chevaliere
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Merci!

  6. directorysieve
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    why not just upload the file on the root of your hosting, its the best way to verify. I have never bothered with the meta tags, the file upload is loads better.

  7. doncampbell
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @directorysieve - I agree that the file upload is the best way to do it. A lot of newer folks I've talked to aren't familiar with FTP though.

    I made a video that shows how to verify using the Meta tag method. It works with any theme. Verify Your WordPress Website in Google Webmaster Tools.
    -Don

  8. myhelipad
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @doncampbell - Thank you very much for the idea & your vedio help me very much.

  9. Running Bum
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Don, thanks for the video! It worked perfect!

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