Step by step website verification for google webmaster tools
What is website verification
After create google webmaster account website verification is required. Without website verification you can’t see and maintain ,stats and data of your website. After website verification you specify that you are owner of the website or you have authority to edit website pages.
Google provide five methods to verify website ownership.
- Html File Upload method.
- Verify website by Add a meta tag to your site’s home page.
- Verify by Sign in to your domain name provider.
- Use your Google Analytics account.
- Use your Google Tag Manager account.
To Verify your website ownership click on the gear icon. Gear icon is place on upper right side of google webmaster dashboard. On the gear icon click on “verification details“. Select one on the method to verify website.
Bellow i explain step by step website verification all methods.
HTML File Upload method
This is the recommended method by google for website verification. To verify website with this method select “HTML file upload“. Click on the link “this HTML verification file” . Save this file on anywhere on desktop.
Add meta tag to site’s home page
Second method is add meta tag to website’s homepage. To use this option select “HTML Tag“. After select this option a meta tag is displayed like following.
<meta name="google-site-verification" content="dpUSw__wLr5VzJPcdzpzUUnkTFtZzrvVfCkdpiQ9OHo" />
Copy and paste this type of tag from your website verification page to home page html. Place this code between <head> place tag here </head>. After do this click to verify button.
To verify website ownership only one type of verification is required. And it is recommended to use only HTML File Upload method to verify website.