How to Verify WordPress site in Google Webmaster Tools

How to Verify WordPress site in Google Webmaster Tools

There are many ways to verify a WordPress CMS built sites in Google Webmaster Tools (GWT). And this blog post will show you how you can verify your WordPress site whether its self-hosted WordPress site, or WordPress.com hosted website.

First login to Google Webmaster Tools account and locate search console verification details (gear icon on top righthand corner) and for verification methods Select HTML tag method as shown in the image below

Google Webmaster Tools Search Console User Interface Screenshot

For Verifying a WordPress Site Hosted in the Cloud

Login to your Dashboard > Tools > Available Tools and paste Google Webmaster Tools Meta Tag Code and save. Now you can verify your site in Google Search Console.

WordPress Dashboard Tools User Interface Screenshot

Here’s a Video That Explains This for WordPress.com Cloud Hosted WordPress Site

For Verifying a WordPress Site That’s Self Hosted


Login to your Dashboard > Appearance > Editor > header.php (locate <head> tag and paste Google Webmaster Tools Meta Tag Code after <head> tag (make sure it is also before closing of </head> tag)

WordPress Dashboard Appearance Option User Interface Screenshot

Here’s a Video That Explains This for Self-Hosted WordPress Site

Now you can for improving your website’s ranking results. As well as take advantage of many of the features GWT makes available for site owners.

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RankYa: Online Entrepreneur, Web Developer, Google AdWords and Google Analytics Certified Professional. Specialist in: SEO, Website Optimization, WordPress, Structured Data, JSON-LD, Microdata, Microformats, RDF, Schema.org Vocabulary, HTML5, Advanced Image Optimization, Google Webmaster Tools, Google Webmaster Guidelines, Social Media Marketing, Facebook marketing and YouTube video ranking mastery.

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