Google webmaster tool is the best way to figure out your website how much pages are indexed on Google search result? How much pages are blocked by robots txt? How much tags and categories pages are indexed? and much more useful features. Before access these useful features you need to verify your website with Google webmaster tools. In this post I am going to show how to verify your website with google webmaster tools for both blogging platform blogger and word press.
How to verify your website with google webmaster tools –
First sign in into Google webmaster account. Click on add site, add your own site address. Now they will ask you verify your website. First and recommended verification method is create a CNAME Record or TXT record in your domain name provider. There are four alternative ways also available for verification. I am going to show easy methods to verify your website with Google webmaster tools.
#Create a CNAME Record or TXT Record in domain name provider –
This is the best and easy verification method to verify your website with Google webmaster tool.
In Google webmaster tools find your domain name provider after found they will instruct how to create a CNAME record or TXT record. If you don’t find your domain name provider Choose last option other.
Log in your domain name provider (Where you buy your domain name)>>Open domain name setting >> Manage DNS
Now as Google webmaster tool instruct create a CNAME Record or TXT Record in your domain name provider. Click on verify. Keep in mind that changes to your DNS settings can take up to 24 hours to propagate through the Internet, but depending on your host, this can happen faster. If you find this method complex go for alternative methods.
#HTML file Upload –
In this process you have to upload a file in your website root directory to verify your website with Google webmaster tools.
Switch verification process recommended to alternative methods. In google webmaster tools alternative verifications methods first verification method is HTML file upload. Click on HTML file upload, download HTML verification file. Now login your website cPanel >> file manager >> upload this file in public_html directory. Now as Google webmaster tool instruct click on that link to confirm your upload; then click on verify. This verification process will take less than a minute to verify your website in Google webmaster tool. Show below image how to do it step by step
Note – don’t remove uploaded file after verification succeeds.
HTML Tag verification-
This is the easiest methods to verify your website with Google webmaster tool instantly. You need to add a HTML tag code into your website template.
First collect your HTML tag for your domain name from Google webmaster tool. Paste that Meta tag into your site’s home page. It should go in the <head> section, before the first <body> section.
How to add HTML Meta tag in Blogger?
Log into your blogger account >> dashboard >> template >> Edit HTML
Now pressing CTRL+F find <head> code in your blogger template. Paste your Meta code after founded code and Save template. Go in Google webmaster tool click verify. It’s done.
How to add HTML Meta tag in Word press?
Log into Word press Dashboard >> Appearance >> Editor >> header.php. Find <head> code paste HTML tag after that code. Go in Google webmaster tool click verify. It’s done.
In WordPress If you can’t find that code in your template, don’t worry in all in one SEO pack or Word press SEO by yoast plug-in have inbuilt option where you can easily add your HTML meta tag to verify your website with Google webmaster tools .
There have two other ways of verification are using Google analytics code or Google tag manager. You can use these two processes to verify your website but above three processes are best and easy way to verify your website in Google webmaster tools. If you face any issue during this process leave a comment below.