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HTML meta tag verification in Webmaster Tools

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    Hi, I'm Miley Oyea. I'm a member of Google's Webmaster support team,
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    here to help you with the HTML meta tag method, a verification in Webmaster Tools.
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    Verifying ownership of your site in Webmaster Tools provides you and Google a secure channel
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    for giving and receiving information.
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    For this video, we'll focus on HTML meta tag verification.
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    Including a specific HTML tag is only one of several ways you can verify ownership of your site.
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    It's a great option if you're familiar with HTML code like head, title and body tags,
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    and you know where and how to edit this content,
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    or, if you're using a content management system, or CMS,like the Google Sites,
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    be sure to follow any specific instructions from your provider.
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    If HTML tags look and sound like gibberish, then perhaps give another one of the verification methods a try.
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    But for those of you who want to try HTML tag, let's get started.
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    Make sure you've already added your site in Webmaster Tools.
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    Your site is where you tell your friends or customers to go to see your homepage.
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    After adding your site, select manage site. Verify this site.
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    If HTML tag is not visible on the recommended method tab, click the alternate methods tab.
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    Select HTML tag. Now, you'll see the HTML code for verification.
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    Go ahead and copy this entire line by highlighting and selecting copy.
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    Next, go into your HTML editor and open your site's homepage.
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    Your HTML editor might be in a nice, graphical interface or, your might use a regular text editor.
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    If using a graphical interface, make sure you're in the HTML view and can see the actual HTML code.
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    In the head section of your homepage, paste the code just copied from Webmaster Tools.
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    For example, I'll paste my code here.
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    The ordering of this verification tag and the title tag, or other meta-tags, doesn't matter.
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    But it must be within the head section.
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    If your page doesn't have a head section, you may want to add one on the home page for verification.
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    Or consider using one of the other verification methods.
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    Once you've added a tag to your homepage, save the file.
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    Now, go to your browser and enter your site's URL. Once the homepage loads, view the source code in your browser.
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    The verification code should appear. If that test worked, go back to Webmaster Tools and click verify.
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    When you click verify, Google will then scan your homepage to find the specific verification HTML tag.
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    Again, this meta-tag must exist within the head section of the page.
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    If Webmaster Tools can't find a tag, we'll give you information about the error we encountered.
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    If the HTML tag is properly added, the success screen will be displayed.
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    Be sure not to delete the HTML verification tag from the page, as this will cause your site to become unverified.
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    After successful verification, Webmaster Tools may immediately display data about your site,
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    or it may take a day or so.
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    And now that you're a verified site owner, you can add more users to your site without their needing to go through
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    the same process.
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    That's all. Enjoy using Webmaster Tools.
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    For more Webmaster resources, please see Google.com/Webmasters.
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Title:
HTML meta tag verification in Webmaster Tools
Description:

This video discusses the HTML meta tag method of verifying ownership of your site in Webmaster Tools. Please see http://goo.gl/qPvw1 for more information.

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Video Language:
English
Team:
Google Webmasters
Projekt:
WebmasterHelp
Duration:
04:08
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