Knowledgebase: SEO and Google
Google Verification Methods and Instructions
Posted by - NA - on 26 August 2010 01:09 PM

Google Verification via Meta Tag:

(Google article from: http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=35659_ )

This is the best option if you don't have access to your server. Webmaster Tools provides the meta tag in XHTML syntax, but you can change it to HTML; either way will work.

On the Webmaster Tools Home page, click Verify this site next to the site you want.

In the Verification method list, select Meta tag, and follow the steps on your screen.

Once you've added the tag to your home page, click Verify.

We'll verify that the meta tag exists in the correct location. If we can't find the tag, we'll give you information about the error we encountered. More information about meta tag verification errors. Once this problem is resolved, try to verify your site again. Don't delete the tag from the page, as this will cause your site to become unverified.

Google Verification via HTML file:

(Google article from: http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=35658 )

To verify your site by uploading an HTML file:

1. On the Webmaster Tools Home page, click Verify this site next to the site you want.

2. In the Choose verification method list, select Upload an HTML file, and follow the steps on your screen.

3. Upload the file to your webserver to the location we specify. Generally, this is the root folder for your site. Note: Don't make any changes to name or content of the file.

4. Confirm the successful upload by clicking the link provided.

5. Once you have uploaded the file and can open it, click Verify. We will verify that the file exists in the specified location. If we can't access the file, we'll give you information about the error we encountered. More information about HTML file verification errors. Once this problem is resolved, try to verify your site again. Don't delete the file from your server, as this will cause your site to become unverified.

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