[resolved] Verifying site for Google Webmaster Tools (4 posts)

  1. mkirkwag
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm having a heck of a time verifying my site in order to use webmaster tools. The instructions are here: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/verify?hl=en

    All you have to do is either upload an html page or enter a meta tag after the <head> tag and before the </head> tag. Well, I can't find those tags, and I can't seem to upload an html file in such a way that it can be seen from within my site. I'm sure I'm missing a basic step. I've tried putting in various folders...I'm sure someone know how you do this, though. Would you mind sharing? Thanks in advance.

  2. iridiax
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The head tags are most likely in your theme's header.php.

  3. mkirkwag
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks. That's where I was entering it (among other places :-) ) - I thought the problem was that the html wasn't exactly what google was describing - it's
    <?php wp_head(); ?>
    so I must be in the wrong place, but that wasn't it. I was sending google to http://www.tribeofadmins.com instead of just tribeofadmins.com. I thought I'd tried that before I posted this, but I went through so many iterations that I guess I missed it. With your little push to go back to it, I tried it (again, I thought), sent google to the site without the www and it worked. Sorry it turned out to be a silly question.

  4. wendyww
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I tried editing various them pages and using 2 different plug-ins. Neither worked. Nor did adding a page to my site. But adding the page to the root directory of my web server seems to have done it.

    Note: google says they made some changes today to how it works. That might have messed up the plug-ins. I donno.

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