I can’t seem to get my site verified on Google Webmaster. I have followed directions in the alternate, HTML and entered the content code into my googlemaster slot in available tools, but it will not verify.
I am not sure how to find the HTML page in my blog, and when they say upload the meta tag I guess I don’t know how to do that.
Spent the afternoon and have been completely defeated.
The blog I need help with is snowyqueen.wordpress.com.
Start by undertsanding that the only way to do this for free hosted wordpress.com blogs is by using this method (no other one will work) > http://en.support.wordpress.com/webmaster-tools/
We cannot access metadata files for our free hosted wordpress.com blogs as this is a multiuser blogging platform. The instructions that apply to other blogs like wordpress.org sites and Blogger blogs do not work for us. The only method we can use is the one I linked to above.
Okay so I did that and it still did not verify. Do you use the whole code, the content only? I have tried both but they don’t work. (Seems like it should)
This is the issue: The html in word press appears like this below
<meta name=’google-site-verification’ content=’dBw5CvburAxi537Rp9qi5uG2174Vb6JwHwIRwPSLIK8′>
on the google site is asks for this
<meta name=’google-site-verification’ content=’dBw5CvburAxi537Rp9qi5uG2174Vb6JwHwIRwPSLIK8’/>
and the difference is the “/” that is missing at the end of the meta tag html…i tried to edit it in the google chrome debugger but i could only change it temporarily and I have no idea how to keep that / in there. But adding this / in did allow me to verify my site…but upon a refresh the / was gone and google requires that it remain the same with / and all.
What is the URL of your blog?
The closing / is included in the HTML generated by WordPress.com so if you can’t see it then it’s probably your browser hiding it when showing you the source of the HTML.
Calvin: What is the error message you get when you try the Verify button for your site in Webmaster Tools?
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