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@tishrei : Could you please tell me how you got your blog verified with Webmaste

  1. Hi tishrei

    I read your other thread and was hoping you could please tell me how you got your blog verified with Webmaster Tools. I have a Google account and a Google website which is already mapped and verified, so I kinda know what I'm doing, but I absolutely cannot get my WP blog verified using either Meta Tag or HTML code.

    You are the only person I have heard of who has gotten their blog verified through Webmaster Tools. Any assistance you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

    The blog I need help with is mrsbitch.wordpress.com.

  2. I don't see anything in tishrei's posts http://en.forums.wordpress.com/profile/tishrei relating to GWT. Many people have verified their wordpress.com blog with GWT, but Google has recently changed their verification method, thus making wordpress.com blogs unverifiable.

  3. Hi husdal

    In her Links and Pingback thread she states: "I happened to find out when I went to google webmaster's tools and found a number of sites that have linked my blog."

    You're right. She probably verified before Google changed their method, and anyway, it's probably something better taken up with GWT.

    Thanks for the quick response.

  4. Well, actually I recently verified it. I just created a post with their HTML. Here's a link:

    http://fruitoftheword.com/archives/

    Scroll to the bottom and you will see what I did. It's the third to the last post. THe way I was able to get it to the bottom instead of a new post at the top is I set the post date to sometime at the beginning of this year. That way, it did not show up on my front page.

    Hope this helps.

  5. an update: Actually in thinking back on what I did, I published it on the first page and verified. Once it was verified, I republished it setting the date back to the beginning of the year so it would not stay on my front page for days. I don't know when Google changed its ways but I did this last month but maybe at the end of August though I'm pretty sure I did this last month.

  6. HI again tishrei

    Thank you so much for the link and your help. Unfortunately, this just is not working for me. I will try and reverify later. Perhaps my blog needs to be crawled first or something. I'm making a wild stab in the dark on that.

    This is one of the most frustrating things I've had to deal with recently! Following your exact format, I created a new post and inserted my correct html from Webmaster Tools. Post title and post body both contain the html generated by GWTs, in the format you used, but it will not verify.

    On the Webmaster Tools forums, they assure all WordPress.com users that the problem lies with WordPress stripping off the html through a redirect, although that would not seem to be the issue, as this post now exists on my site:

    http://mrsbitch.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/googleae8d92a47d999655-html/

    Huh. Well, I give up.

  7. I'm sorry it's not working. Maybe Google changed really, really recently. I know it took me a long time to figure it out. It was very frustrating for me as well.

    I looked at your link and it looks the same as mine. I'll go to my google webmaster and see what mine says and let you know so that you can make sure yours is the same as mine.

  8. One thing I did notice right off the bat was that you have mapped or redirected your fruitoftheword.wordpress.com blog to be fruitoftheword.com I'm wondering if that has something to do with it.

  9. You know, perhaps. I just tried to verify my other blog and couldn't -- now you have me on a roll trying to figure this out. If I figure it out, I'll let you know.

  10. Thanks tishrei! If you figure it out, you'll make a whole bunch of WP.com bloggers happy! ;^))

  11. It no longer works. That was the old method, which worked fine. Now they want the HTML code integrated right into your blog, and it's stripped out for security reasons.

  12. Thanks raincoaster. At least now I can go delete the code post.

  13. any new solutions?

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