Verifying your website is easy with Google Webmaster Tools. To explore your verification options, follow the steps below to access the Google Webmaster Tools verification page:
- Go to https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/
- Enter your url in the input box
- Click the "Add A Site" button. This will open the Google Webmaster Tools verify methods page.
There are several methods available for verifying a website with Google. The easiest is to use the HTML tag method.
To use the HTML tag method, click on the Alternate methods tab and select the HTML Tag radio button. A new box will appear with a <meta> tag. This tag will be a string of text that looks similar to this: "<meta name="google-site-verification" content="pVbBuf5aD67VF76FVg1UGaXPIfty6XEjyBVSSX-vqk" />". Copy that meta tag and email it to our Support Department and one of our Client Success Managers will add the Meta tag to your website.
After that has been completed, you can select verify and your website will be verified and you can start using Google Webmaster Tools.
Alternate methods of verification work just as well, but are generally not as effective because they can take up to 24 hours to be available and involve adding entries to your DNS record. If you would like to use one of these methods, please contact our Support Department and one of our CSM's will be happy to assist you.