Google Site Verification

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Verifying your site with Google is a key early step in your SEO efforts as it allows you to verify ownership of a website, so you can use the Google Search Console tools like indexing. In this video, we'll show you how to quickly verify your site with Google.

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Google Verification lets us verify ownership of a particular property (like a website or an app) with Google.

Once we're verified, we're able to submit our property to Google so it can get listed in their search index. This, of course, is the preferred way to do it, even though Google might stumble across your property from a link on another website.

Let’s do a quick search for the Google Search Console and bring that up.

You'll want to start here by logging in to your Google account, typing in the URL for the website you’re wanting to verify, and you’ll arrive at a page that looks like this.

What we're looking for here is the HTML Tag method. In this instance, it's found under Alternate methods, right under HTML Tag.

Click "Show me an example" and select the content between the quotes, so you can copy it right to your clipboard.

In our Webflow project, we can navigate over to Project Settings, and visit our SEO tab. Once there, we can scroll down to Google Site Verification, and paste our copied content. Save those changes we just made? And head on over to publish, so Google can recognize that we've added the verification.

Finally, back on Google? We can simply verify.

And that's it! We've successfully verified our website in Google.