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    Loading google verification link into website


    Hi,

    I wish to use google webmaster tools to see how my website stacks up.

    Google wants me to upload a HTML verification file to my website which is a Joomla website but gives no instructions on how to do this so my question is how do I upload the verification file to my website?


    Any advice on how to do this will be appreciated.
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    I use WordPress, so I've never used Joomla, but a simple Google search found several plugins and "How to" articles.

    Site Verification - Joomla! Extensions Directory
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    Tried one of the plugins suggested but it doesn't want to install, comes back with error "cannot find xml setup file".

    Thanks anyway for trying to help

    Anyone else got any ideas on how to get verification for Google webmaster tools?
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    All I have done in the past when asked to upload an HTML file, for example: (googleb123456d7891abc0d.html) is ftp that file to the root directory. Have you tried this?
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    I wish to use google webmaster tools to see how my website stacks up.
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    Originally Posted by Aloa
    Hi,

    I wish to use google webmaster tools to see how my website stacks up.

    Google wants me to upload a HTML verification file to my website which is a Joomla website but gives no instructions on how to do this so my question is how do I upload the verification file to my website?


    Any advice on how to do this will be appreciated.
    The purpose of uploading this file is to get your website verified for the Google Webmaster Tools account. You can directly upload this file through FTP on your server where you have uploaded all other pages of your website. Alternatively, you can choose other alternate methods provided by the Google to get your website verified.
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    If you find uploading such file via FTP hard, you can easily verify your site via Google Analytics. The main conditions is that the email you want to verify your site in GWT with, should be added as administrator to your Google Analytics account. The same applies to Google Tag Manager - this is one more alternative method of site verification in GWT.

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