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Google Site Verification: How to Verify With Search Console

Google requires domain ownership verification for some of the services they offer, including Google Search Console. If you have registered your domain with ChemiCloud or manage DNS with us, there are several options that Google provides to verify your domain name with them.

How can I verify my domain with Google?

Google offers different options to verify your domain with them. We’ll explore the most common ways to verify your website with Google Search Console.

We recommend using the DNS TXT record method because it doesn’t require you to add any code to your site.

1. DNS TXT Record

With this method, you’ll need to add a TXT record to your DNS provider. If you have registered your domain with ChemiCloud or manage DNS with us, please continue reading this article to learn how to add the TXT record.

Step 1: Get TXT Record

To get the TXT record that you need, go to the Alternate methods tab in Google Search Console and select Domain name provider.

You can then select your domain provider from the drop-down (if applicable). If you don’t see your domain name provider, you can choose Other.

The TXT record looks similar to “google-site-verification=7122-hgsm-7199-HJZB”

Step 2: Add TXT Record

Next, you need to add that TXT record at your or DNS provider. If you’re using ChemiCloud DNS, you can add this TXT record directly from your cPanel.

First, you will have to log into the cPanel.

Then, go to Domains section and click on the Zone Editor icon.

Next, click Manage for the site that you want to verify with Google Search Console.

The next step is to add the TXT record. For this, you will have to click on the + ADD Record button and choose Add TXT Record from the submenu.

Now you will need to fill in with the details of the TXT record.

Valid zone name: enter your domain name.

Type: TXT

Record (Text): enter the TXT record which has been provided by Google.

Now you will have to click on the ADD Record button to add the TXT record.

Step 3: Click Verify Button At Google Search Console

To finish the process, go back to the Google Search Console interface and click Verify.

2. HTML Verification File

With this method, you are required to upload an HTML file to the root directory of your website.

Step 1: Download Verification File

After you add your site to Google Search Console, you should see an option to download an HTML verification file in the Recommended method tab. Download this file to your computer:

Step 2: Upload File Via FTP

Next, you’ll need to connect by FTP. Here are instructions for how to use upload a file using cPanel’s File Manager.

The next step is to upload the file that you downloaded from Google to the document root of your site.

Step 3: Click Verify Button At Google Search Console

Once you’ve uploaded the file to FTP, go back to Google Search Console and click on the Verify button to complete the process.

That’s all!

Updated on July 7, 2020

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