Adding Meta Tag
Meta tag should be your first step when it comes to verifying your website on Google. You get a Meta tag from Google that you will need to paste to your site’s home page. This Meta tag should be pronounced on the <head> section just before the first <body> section. Copy the meta tag from Google webmaster tools page and paste it to the template’s index.php file which is located along the following path /templates/TEMPLATENAME/
Here are a few steps that you will need to follow before you can add Meta tag to your Joomla website
• Take a backup of the index.php file
• Open this file in the html editor, and locate the head section.
• Now, paste the meta tag that you have copied to this section, and then save and upload this file for use
Uploading the HTML File
You can verify your Joomla website by uploading the relevant HTML file. All you need to do is upload the HTML file that Google webmaster offers to the website’s root folder. This is the same folder where your configuration.php is located
Adding the DNS Record
This is the third method to verify Joomla website in Google webmaster. This is one of the advanced methods to perform the verification. You can use this method only if you have a certain idea about the DNS used for the particular domain. The TXT record is the DNS entry that offers information about your domain. You will need to create this TXT record to prove your domain ownership.
You can choose the method most convenient to you, of the three. You will need to click the verify button at the end so as to complete the verification
It has become mandatory in the present times to have your website verified by Google webmaster tools. You will be recognized as the owner of the website, only when you have verified your Joomla website. Three ways have been defined for this purpose; you can use whichever you feel most comfortable with. Hire Joomla developer to give your site an appealing outfit.
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