How to verify your website in google search console using HTML file upload Method

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TODAY, i would be teaching about how to confirm your website with google search console through the HTML file upload method.
However, i would explain what a google HTML file upload means.
From my last lesson on how to confirm your website on google search console and how to submit a website sitemap in google, i typically explained about how you can confirm a
website using the google meta tag.

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Why am teaching about this step by using the HTML file upload during verification on google search console is that, sometimes it happens that your site may experience issues on
confirmation from google using meta tag. However, google made there things in a way everyone would work with it, what i mean is that the made things in a way it must have
several options for you to choose. however, this tutorial which am writing below would help you confirm your website once it happens that your meta tag is not used.

Below i would illustrate about using file manager to verify a HTML file upload.
the webmaster tools which is owned by google is provided to site owners to enable them to verify there website with google for a proper crawling, example, when you create a new
website, definitely it must appear in google after the hosting propagation. however, you would need to confirm your website with google for them to analyse your website 100%
through the process of submitting your website sitemap like i thought earlier on my lessons.

Google has four (4) comfirmation options

  1. HTML file upload
  2. Domain name provider
  3. Google Analytics
  4. Google Tag Manager

 

How to verify your website using google HTML file upload

STEP 1:

login to your google console on your right screen you would see a setting icon like the screenshot has shown then click on verify this property.

google search console dashboard

STEP 2:

Once clicked You would see this options

  • HTML file upload
    Domain name provider
    Google Analytics
    Google Tag Manager

select the HTML file upload

STEP 3:

Download the html code like the screenshot has shown and note its name.

html file download
After you have successfully saved the HTML file in your phone or computer.

The Next step is to integrate the HTML file with your site, this would need you to login to your control panel (CPANEL) like the screenshot has shown

 

hosting cpanel

once you are logged into the cpanel click on file manager like the screenshot has shown.

 

cpanel

locate the public_html which is the root of your website, click on upload to locate the HTML file which you downloaded from google search console like the screenshot has shown.

 

computer

Then after locating it, Double click or select it and upload, once you upload it then it will appear among the list of your website files you can see it on the screenshot among the files
listed. look at the file name (googlec23adeb95ba02a67) with arrow

 

STEP 4:

After a successful upload, Goback to google search console and click on verify like the screenshot has shown. once clicked your website is verified.

 

wordpress cpanel

Questions We Have Answered

 

If you have any more issues concerning verification of site with google you can comment below for further illustration thanks.

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