Trying to Add a meta tag to my site's home page
Hi, I just built a free website on WordPress. However, I would need some help to add google meta tag to my site’s home page. Is this not allowed for free accounts? ALl the tutorials on google talks about adding a new plug-in. However, my account says I’m not allowed to add new plug-ins. Please help.
The blog I need help with is ashmisfiction.wordpress.com.
re: WordPress.COM metadata access
There is no metadata access for us wordpress.COM bloggers and we cannot insert any code into the <header>. This is a multi-user blogging platform. Our blogs share a common architecture. We bloggers cannot access metadata on free hosted WordPress.com blogs. Note http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/seo-on-wordpress-com/
It can take weeks for search engines to index your site content. Please read this support doc https://en.support.wordpress.com/search-engines/ so you know we have no control over search engines positioning or appearance in the SERPs (search engine page results).
To verify blog ownership of a WordPress.com hosted blog with the major search engines you must use this process > http://en.support.wordpress.com/webmaster-tools/
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.
WordPress.com automatically supplies sitemaps for our blogs to search engines – we do nothing. http://en.support.wordpress.com/sitemaps/#xml-sitemaps-for-search-engines
To gain search engine attention, I recommend that you start publishing posts (not pages) https://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/ frequently. That’s because it can take weeks for search engines to index content in a new blog and/or to re-index content under a new URL.
See also: Make the Most of Our New SEO Settings Panel
Take control of your site and how it appears in search engines.
WordPress.COM SEO resources that you will want to consult are:
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