site verification

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  • #1151637

    susanthunt
    Member

    Any help appreciated ! I followed the instructions on WP and tried to verify site via google but received a message on google after clicky verify to say: We weren’t able to verify your site.

    Google page highlighted the text to copy – I pasted it in on WP tools as per the tutorial so not sure what the problem is.
    I have pasted below the info I copied and I clicked Save Changes.

    <meta name=”google-site-verification” content=”jdTcNCyMtLmFWodn-0hrSuprfkdm03eUOWE_7Y4FBYU” />

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

    #1151782

    timethief
    Member

    The only process that we can use for verifying free hosted WordPress.com blogs with search engines is found here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/webmaster-tools/ Will you please try using it again?

    Note: Even if you do not verify the blog the content will be indexed by search engines so don’t feel panicky about this please.

    #1151831

    zandyring
    Staff

    Hi Susan,

    Can you verify what URL you are using with Google? We know that one common misconception is that you should type in http://www.yourblogname.wordpress.com – but the “www” part is not needed.

    Cheers!

    #1151833

    auxclass
    Member

    Review step 6 in the link timethief gave you

    Copy the content value of the meta tag. The content value is the bold text in this example:
    <meta name=’google-site-verification’ content=’dBw5CvburAxi537Rp9qi5uG2174Vb6JwH>

    #1151839

    zandyring
    Staff

    Hi Auxclass – there is no way for you to know this, but when I checked Susan’s settings she did have the correct part of the code inserted. Thank you for double-checking, though! You are right – that is also a very common error!

    Cheers :)

    #1151840

    auxclass
    Member

    The language implied the whole thing which is a common error – and I can’t see her Dashboard – thanks for double checking

    #1151845

    zandyring
    Staff

    I agree – it was the very first thing I went to check because of that!

    #1151846

    susanthunt
    Member

    Hi all
    Many thanks for the info/ help. I will try it again and will make sure I am not using the www – although I remember reading that it should be left out so hopefully I didnt include it!
    Your help is most appreciated – thanks for taking the time.
    Susan

    #1151850

    zandyring
    Staff

    Susan,

    Thanks so much for checking on that! We have had some experiences where users can NOT ultimately get site verification despite doing everything correctly – it doesn’t affect whether Google properly indexes your site, but let’s cross that bridge when we come to it.

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