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One of the most Powerful and Advance Tool a website owner have, Is a Google WebMaster Tools. This is a free service that Google offers to help Domain owners to optimize their sites for the search engine. Google webmaster tool also helps the website owner to detect issues and unknown errors that may be present on the website.

Verify the website

Verify

After making the website, the first and most important step for every blogger is site verification.

What is Site Verification? The Site verification is a process in which you will tell the search engine about your website is ready to crawl so that search engine can index your site.

In simple word, You have to register your site means verify site with Google so that google can Index Your Website and giving you more Information about your Site.

Introduction To Google Webmaster Tools

Google’s Webmaster tools is a set of tools offered by Google to give publishers (Site owner) a look at how their website is seen by the search engine.

Report of Website shown on computer

Report of Website

It provides Data and Report that can help you understand how different pages on your site are appearing in Google search results. It shows you the Search Queries that bring traffic to your site and Alert you if your website has a virus, malware or Security issue.

This data can help you to optimize the content or older articles that not performing Good in a search result, Write new content and formulate a content strategy for your site. It also allows you to submit XML sitemap of your website in webmaster for better indexing of your site and help Google display the most important content of your site in a search result.

Why Should I Verify My Website With Google?

There are so many reasons for Verify site with google webmaster tool some of them are given below;

  1. Tell Google when your website changes or updates new post
  2. Remove Site Pages (404 page) from Google Search results
  3. Specify to Google how your website should be indexed
  4. Set a specific geographic region(target country) your website targets
  5. Check the Website performing report in the search engine.

Verify Site with Google By Using HTML Tag Method

There are serval different method to verify your site are,

  1. HTML file upload
  2. Domain name provider
  3. Google Analytics tracking code
  4. HTML tag
  5. Google Tag Manager container snippet
  6. Google Sites
  7. Blogger

I’m here explain the easiest and common method (i.e TML Tag) that we often use to Verify Site With Google.

Step1: – Set Your Preferred URL

You have to set one URL (Your Domain name) for your website, By default, this looks like http://www.example.com in WordPress.

  • Login Your website as an Admin and then Click on General Under Setting  Option.
Wordpress Address URL

WordPress Address URL

There is four type of website URL are  www and non-www, https and http;

For Example

https://www.hitechwork.com
https://www.hitechwork.com
https://www.hitechwork.com
https://www.hitechwork.com

Each URL is totally different from each other and google Consider this Four URL, a Four different Domain. So you have to select only one of them for your website.

Note: – This is a one time setting after that in future if you change this URL you lose all your Rank in google ( you can use 301 redirects to save it but you still lost social sharing Rank).  So be careful with this, Learn more about SEO friendly URL before making a decision.

After selecting Website URL, Check is it working fine or not. By Search your website with www or non-www. You will see your website automatically redirect to your preferred URL.

Step2: -Verify Site With Google Webmaster Tool

Google Webmaster Tool

Google Webmaster Tool

  • Now, click Add a Property and past the URL of your website.
ADD property in webmaster tool

ADD property

  • Hit the ADD button.
  • After that, you have to select HTML meta Tag method. This is easiest and common method to verify site with google. If it is not available then click on the alternative method Tab and select HTML meta tag.
HTML meta Tag Code in webmaster tool

HTML meta Tag Code

  • Copy the HTML meta code and save it somewhere.

Step3: – Place Code In Theme Header

  • Login your WordPress as Admin. Click on Appearance>>Editer.
  • Find the Theme Header (header.php).  You can find it on the right-hand side of your theme. If you not able to find the code then read my previous article “add code in the header section of theme

Note: –  If your are using Genesis theme then you have to click on the genesis and then you will find theme header.php

  • Try to find the code  </head> option in the theme header.php and then place the code just above the head as shown in the screenshot.
Place The Code Above </head> in theme header

Place The Code Above

  • Switch back to Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools) and click ‘Verify’. You will see a message with congratulations if all the step you did carefully.
congratulation message

congratulation message

In this way, you can verify site with google webmaster Tools.

Give Command To Google For Indexing Your Site

After Verify site with Google webmaster tool, Use Fetch as google to tell google your website is ready to index. we’ll likely recommend that you follow this process.

  • Go to webmaster account and click on Crawl>>Fetch as Google.
Fetch as Google in webmaster

Fetch as Google

  • Leave the text box blank and leave Desktop selected in the drop-down menu.
  • Click Fetch to see the HTTP response Google received from your page and then click on ” Request Indexing” to submit.
Fetch Request

Fetch Request

  • Now, Check Crawl this URL and its direct links.
Submit in webmaster

Submit in webmaster

Note: – You can submit up to 10 of requests of this kind per month.

  • Now Click Go.

According to Google, “Once you submit your URL, google may index your site within 2 to 4hr.

Note: –  Sometimes when we change or update the theme, then this HTML Tag are automatically removed. So it is a good pratices to add this code in the Yoast Plugin to automatically reverify your site.

  • Login your WordPress account as an admin.
  • Click on SEO under Dashboard. and click on webmaster tools.
Verify Site Though yoast SEO Plugin

Verify Site Though Plugin

  • Just copy and the paste the Meta Tag in the box and hit the save change button.

Here is a video Tutorial to Verify site with google webmaster tools

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Verify your website with Bing webmaster Tool

  • Search Bing webmaster Tool in google and make an account in it. you can use your Microsoft account to sign in the bing webmaster tool.
  • Add your website name in the box and hit ADD button.
Bing Webmaster Tool

Bing Webmaster Tool

  • Copy the Meta tag code and place in the header section of your website as we place for Google Just above the </head>.
  • Now again come back to the Bing webmaster Tool and hit the button verify.

Verify Your Site with Yandex Webmaster Tool

  • Search the Yandex webmaster Tool and Login or register with your social network.
  • Add your website name in the box and hit Submit button.
Yandex Search Engine

Yandex Search Engine

  • Again copy the code and place in the header section of your theme and verify site with Yandex

Your website is now verified site with Google, Yandex, Bing you can also verify your website with another search engine.

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Once you are verified your Website with Google search engine, then you have to Submit the sitemap in the Webmaster tool for Start indexing of your website.

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Harvinder Singh Sharry

owner at Hitechwork
I'm Professional Blogger, SEO, and Digital marketing expert. I started my blog in 2016 with the aim to share my knowledge and experiences for the people associated with my field as well as for the general public.
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