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Verify your blog site - WP steps don't seem to work

  1. I want to verify my blog site with Google, Yahoo, and Bing. But the instructions from WordPress do not seem to work. For example, in the case of Yahoo, I went to the Yahoo site and copied the meta tag. The next instruction from WP is to go to the dashboard, open the tools page and "paste the code in the appropriate field." I went to Tools, opened it, but there is no "appropriate field" in which to enter the meta tag. Clicking on Yahoo takes you back to their site, right where I was before. I did not try Bing or Google because I expect the same thing will happen. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong? Thanks.

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

  2. There's an empty box to put the code into. Do you not see it?

  3. No I did not see it. I will look for it again. Thanks.

  4. He might not be picking Tools twice.

    Dashboard >> Tools >> Tools >> Webmaster Tools Verification

  5. I went back to tools but do not see an open box. I'm sorry, but I don't understand what this signifies: Dashboard >> Tools >> Tools >> Webmaster Tools Verification

  6. Click on "Dashboard"
    Click on "Tools" - (the top level Tools)
    Click on "Tools" ( the "Tools" that is the first pick under "Tools" )
    See and use "Webmaster Tools Verification" - about half way down the screen.

  7. I will try that. Thank you. By the way, I am now trying to resolve my issues by first referring to the support DOCs before going to this forum because I understand that the moderators are volunteers. I don't want to waste anyone's time. However, I find that going to the support DOCs often is not helpful. I love WordPress, but I think that many of its instructional materials are not enlightening. Not sure why. I read them, over and over. I print them out and study them line by line, then try to apply their suggestions. Almost always, nothing works. It may be that I am simply too obtuse to understand these directions, or the directions themselves are not user-friendly. Maybe it is a little bit of both. I love this forum because the responses go right to the issue at hand. In addition to the volunteers, isn't this forum open for all WP members who also can contribute their own thoughts and suggestions?

  8. Any member can contribute and help, there is a section for Ideas and Suggestions also.

  9. Speaking of going right to the issue, when staff returns you can send them that comment and tell them to hire me to redesign the support docs.

  10. Ok raincoaster I will do so.

  11. He might not be picking Tools twice.

    If you just click on the top link to Tools in the Dashboard, it will open the correct page where webmaster Tools verification appears at the bottom of the page.

    So far it seems the best method for using the Support Docs is by entering a search term.

  12. I have carefully followed everyone's instructions about clicking twice on the tools link. Still does not work. What opens up is what I found before: Instructions on placing the meta tag, but no box in which to place it. I copied what opens up. Here it is:

    Webmaster Tools Verification (?)
    Enter your meta key "content" value to verify your blog with Google Webmaster Tools, Yahoo! Site Explorer, and Bing Webmaster Center

    Google Webmaster Tools
    Example: <meta name='google-site-verification' content='dBw5CvburAxi537Rp9qi5uG2174Vb6JwHwIRwPSLIK8'>
    Yahoo! Site Explorer
    Example: <meta name='y_key' content='3236dee82aabe064'>
    Bing Webmaster Center
    Example: <meta name='msvalidate.01' content='12C1203B5086AECE94EB3A3D9830B2E'>

    I don't want to give up on this. Does anyone have any further ideas? In advance, thanks for your interest and attention.

  13. I've found that the browser can make the difference in viewing some sites. When I'm in explorer and a web page isn't working as expected, I try it in Mozilla Firefox.

    I can see the code boxes for Webmaster Tool Verification, but the entire string of code isn't saving. When I hit save, the code is stripped to the numbers after "content=". However, when I click to verify in Webmaster Tools for Google and Yahoo, the program says it can't see the code. Any thoughts?

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