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You can verify your site ownership with Google Webmaster Tools using header code meta tags. 

 

Step 1: To begin, you will need to retrieve the header code meta tag from Google. Click here, and follow steps 1 to 3 to do so.

 

Step 2: To add the code: From the left side of the Editor, click Settings > click SEO (Google) > click Advanced SEO Settings > paste the code > click Apply.

 

Note: After pasting the code, do not add any additional text.

 

Step 3. Navigate back to Google Webmaster tools, and click Verify to complete the process.


For more information on adding meta tags, click here or watch the video below:

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  • kthomson2

    Replied by kthomson2 3 days ago

    where do you "paste the code?"  Do you paste it to the SEO page description or do you need to add HTML code app in the header and paste it there, or ?????

    • kthomson2

      Replied by kthomson2 3 days ago

      I have followed the directions and it did work afterall.  

       

      Thank you for your assistance.

       

      Karen

    • rotemc Wix Team

      Replied by rotemc 3 days ago

      Hi Karen,

       

      We are happy to hear the issue was resolved!

       

      We are here should you require any further assistance.

      Rotem, Wix Support Team
  • linka72

    Replied by linka72 August 16, 2014

    hey,  did exactly what was said in the video but it didn't work for me... what wrong do i do???

    • amitn6 Wix Team

      Replied by amitn6 August 16, 2014

      Hello linka72,

      Thank you for contacting Wix support.

      It seems that the meta-tags are in your site. 

      Feel free to contact us should you require any further assistance. 

      Kind regards, Amit
    • linka72

      Replied by linka72 5 days ago

      thanks for your answer amit but if the meta-tags are put properly, then why the google master send a message error? why it doen't work?? what should i do now???

    • linka72

      Replied by linka72 5 days ago

      im stuck!

    • linka72

      Replied by linka72 5 days ago

      message from google tools: http://www.puzzle-of-love.info/: Googlebot can't access your site

    • linka72

      Replied by linka72 5 days ago

      Over the last 24 hours, Googlebot encountered 6 errors while attempting to access your robots.txt. To ensure that we didn't crawl any pages listed in that file, we postponed our crawl. Your site's overall robots.txt error rate is 100.0%.

    • Ben Wix Team

      Replied by Ben 4 days ago

      Hi,

       

      Please provide us with a screenshot of the error messages displayed in in your Google Webmaster Tools account. The messages can be found under 'Crawl' > 'Crawl Errors' > 'Smartphone' tab > All sub-tabs.

       

      For instructions on how to take a screenshot, please use this link.

       

      To upload the screenshot, simply click on the "Upload" button and follow the steps.
       

       

      Thank you, we await your reply.

       

      Ben

      Wix Support

    • linka72

      Replied by linka72 4 days ago

    • Ben Wix Team

      Replied by Ben 4 days ago

      Hi,

       

      Please note that the screenshot you provided does not display the specific error messages. Please provide us with a screenshot of the error messages displayed under 'Crawl' > 'Crawl Errors' > 'Smartphone' tab > All sub-tabs.

       

      Thank you, we await your reply.

       

      Ben

      Wix Support

    • linka72

      Replied by linka72 Yesterday

      Hi Ben, i can't find any "smartphone" section under "crawl errors" so i send you what i found. hope that help you to find the problem. iting for your reply

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  • fortyyogamer

    Replied by fortyyogamer August 14, 2014

    hello i am also having issues applying meta code.  i pasted it in advanced seo settings where you have said a hundred times in this thread.  but the apply button does not work for me.

     

    <meta name="google-site-verification" content="DaD5_XBUnAlLtcVEXk82nQiY-UZXOQLXBHoeSbOQDxk" />

     

    thanks

    • amitn6 Wix Team

      Replied by amitn6 August 14, 2014

      Hello fortyyogamer,

      Thank you for contacting Wix support.

      I have applied the meta tags for your site and saved it.

      Feel free to contact us should you require any further assistance. 

      Kind regards, Amit
    • fortyyogamer

      Replied by fortyyogamer August 14, 2014

      thank you and sorry for the multiple posts.  wasn't sure where to post it.  apologies

    • amitn6 Wix Team

      Replied by amitn6 August 14, 2014

      No problem fortyyogamer, we are glad to help!

      Feel free to contact us should you require any further assistance. 

      Kind regards, Amit
    • fortyyogamer

      Replied by fortyyogamer August 14, 2014

      went back to google to hit verify and they couldn't verify

    • amitn6 Wix Team

      Replied by amitn6 August 14, 2014

      Hello,

      In order for any changes to your Wix site to appear live, you will need to publish your site.

       

      To publish your site: From the top of the Editor, click Publish > review your SEO and Mobile View options > click Publish.

      After a few seconds, the confirmation box will appear > click OK.

       

      Note: Saving changes will not make them appear live. Every time that you save your site, you will need to click Publish to make the saved changes appear live.

       

      To learn more about Saving and Publishing, click here.

      Feel free to contact us should you require any further assistance. 

      Kind regards, Amit
  • dulacstudio

    Replied by dulacstudio August 4, 2014

    The Google Webmaster code snippet was inserted more than 1 week ago in the section "advance SEO setting". However, Google Webmaster cannot verify my Wix site #21. 

    See screen shots attached: wix issue.docx

    The code snippet is: <meta name="google-site-verification" content="dk2uBMDMKMfW6MgQerbQvl7jIz46WNa7IEw9GrnBJHA" />

    What could be wrong?

    • Leah Wix Team

      Replied by Leah August 4, 2014

      Hello,

       

      I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. Has the site been published since the tags were added?

      Sincerely, Leah Wix Support
    • Ben Wix Team

      Replied by Ben August 5, 2014

      Hi,

       

      I apologize for the confusion. Please be aware that you are receiving this error message because you have chosen the incorrect verification method via Google Webmaster Tools.

       

      While you have successfully added the verification meta tag to the head section of your Wix site, please make sure to select the 'HTML tag' verification method via your GWT account, as outlined in the best reply above.

       

      Please let us know if you require any further assistance.

       

      Ben

      Wix Support

  • teribayphotography

    Replied by teribayphotography August 4, 2014

    Please add this code to my site.  But it's not working and google can't verify my site to list my site on google search.

     

    I'd like you to link:
    http://www.teribayphotography.com

    to the teribayphotography Google+ page:
    https://plus.google.com/107798020943695972488

    Do this by adding a link to your website's homepage, as in:
    <a href="https://plus.google.com/107798020943695972488" rel="publisher">Google+</a>

    For more information, visit http://support.google.com/plus/?p=link_page_to_website&hl=en&authuser=0

     

    • teribayphotography

      Replied by teribayphotography August 4, 2014

      I did go through the steps listed in the post above, but my Wix HTML Editor won't let me click "apply"

       

    • Barrios Wix Team

      Replied by Barrios August 4, 2014

      Hi,

       

      You can add header codes to the <head> section of your site for verification or authorship approval. Header code supported services include Google Webmaster toolsBing Webmaster ToolsTwitter CardsPinterest VerificationAlexa site owner claim, and more!

       

      Note: In order to proceed  with Pinterest verification, you will first need to connect your own domain to your Wix site which is a premium feature.

       

      To add header codes to your site: From the left side of the Editor, click  the Settings icon > click SEO (Google) > click Advanced SEO Settings > paste the code, and click Apply

       

      *Make sure to publish your site and complete the verification process with the third party service.*

       

      Note: When adding multiple verification meta tags, all tags should be added at the same time. Simply add all of the tags consecutively, without separating them with spaces or commas. Please make sure each tag has open ('<') and close ('>') tags, and that they conform to the formats outlined previously.

       

      If you received an error when applying your code, please post it below.

       

      For detailed information and guidelines on adding meta tags to the head section of your site, please click here, or watch the video below:

       

      We are here should you require further assistance.

      Many thanks, Barrios
    • teribayphotography

      Replied by teribayphotography August 4, 2014

      Did did all of that but it won't let me click the apply button.  The apply button isn't working.

    • Ben Wix Team

      Replied by Ben August 4, 2014

      Hi,

       

      Please make sure that the code conforms to either of the following formats:

       

      <link rel="publisher" href="Google+ Page URL">

       

      or

       

      <link href="Google+ Page URL" rel=”publisher">

       

       

      Please let us know if you require any further assistance.

       

      Ben

      Wix Support

    • teribayphotography

      Replied by teribayphotography August 4, 2014

      This is the code that I inserted.

       

      <a href="https://plus.google.com/107798020943695972488" rel="publisher">Google+</a>

    • Elia Wix Team

      Replied by Elia August 4, 2014

      Hi,

      Please use the following code:

      <link rel="publisher" href="https://plus.google.com/107798020943695972488">

      Please let us know if you require any further assistance.

       

      Elia - Wix Support
    • teribayphotography

      Replied by teribayphotography August 4, 2014

      Attached is a screen shot after I entered the code you posted in your reply above.  It still won't let me click apply.

      advance seo setting screenshot.pdf

    • Or Y Wix Team

      Replied by Or Y August 5, 2014

      Thank you for the information and the screenshot, we are currently looking into the issue and will get back to you as soon as anything new arises.

       

      Thank you for your patience.

      All the best, Or
  • cabbicool

    Replied by cabbicool August 3, 2014

    Verification on Google Webmaster.

    Hi,

     

    Ive tried to add my site to Webmaster so that It can be found by Google, but when I go to verify the website but clicking, 'Verify' and then 'Allow Access', it comes up saying 'Internal Server Error', 'Error 500'.

     

    How do I correct this so that my site can be found?

    • Itamar S Wix Team

      Replied by Itamar S August 3, 2014

      Hi,

       

      I have merged your query to the relevant thread.

      Please make sure that you are following the steps outlined in the Best Reply above to verify your site ownership.

       

      Should you experience any issue while following the steps in that link, please specify as to the problematic step, so we can better assist you.

      Sincerely, Itamar - Wix Support
  • lunadanielle

    Replied by lunadanielle August 2, 2014

    I cannot hit the "reply" button after adding my code... Could you please add it for me?

     

    <meta name="google-site-verification" content="wgfjex4k-HcdOa0LNx0hyl6m-yB8wEm0R4pOnF1dUME" />

    • lunadanielle

      Replied by lunadanielle August 2, 2014

      I mean "Reply."

    • lunadanielle

      Replied by lunadanielle August 2, 2014

      Apply

    • Or Wix Team

      Replied by Or August 2, 2014

      Hi,

       

      I was able to successfully apply the meta tag for you:

      Please publish your site.

       

      Let us know if there is anything else we can help you with.

      Kind regards, Or - Wix Support Team.
  • captainjackontheroad

    Replied by captainjackontheroad July 24, 2014

    verifying my site with google webmaster

    Hi i have pasted the google html verification code in to my  site sydneytattooartist.com and tried to verify the site using the webmaster tool but i received this message 

    Internal Server Error
    Error 500

    I dont know what this mean can you advise me how to verify my site ?

    Also under the wix seo wizzard it says i should add the search phrases sydney tattoo artist to my title as you can see from this screen shot that is my site title so why do i keep getting this message ?

    it also says i have 2 H1 tags and should change it to one I only have one H1 tag per page and it is also sydney tattoo artist so i dont understand why this keeps comming up ?

    thanks for your help and patience 

    carl

     

    • Ben Wix Team

      Replied by Ben July 24, 2014

      Hi Carl,

       

      According to our records, you have added the following Google Webmaster Tools verification meta tag to the head section of your Wix site without issue: <meta name="google-site-verification" content="viwyIl4-_4QYAc6J_rZJEg0JERRH8yELLNs-lnaCjnE" />

       

      Please make sure that you are following the exact steps outlined in the best reply above to verify your Wix site.

       

      Should the issue persist, please clarify as to at what step the issue occurs, and provide us with a screenshot of the issue. 

       

      In regards to the SEO Wizard report, please note the following:

       

      Please be aware that your page meta data is given priority over your site meta data. This allows you to use a unique title and description for each page, relevant to that page's content.

       

      This means that if you have filled in your home page meta data, it will be displayed in Google search results. Remember, if it is deemed weak or incomplete, Google will choose the next most relevant content on the page to display, so make sure to fill these out fully.

       

      Your site meta data will be used when your page meta data is blank.

       

      In addition, the SEO Monitoring Tool generates a 'Home Page Report', meaning that your home page meta data is analyzed.

       

      Your home page meta data is currently set as follows:

       

      Title: carl sebastian japanese tattoo

      Description: Japanese tattoos by Carl Sebastian in Melbourne, carltattoo, Japanese tattoo , custom tattoo design 

       

      Be sure to update your home page meta data (as well as the meta data of other pages). To add/modify meta data for your site or pages please click here.
       

      Please note the SEO Monitoring Tool analyzes your site according to the exact search phrases you enter into its initial screen. In this case, the search phrases you inputted do not exist in your home page title or description meta tags. If you would like these phrases to be included in your home page title and description meta tags, please make sure to incorporate them in your title and description organically (instead of simply listing them).
       

      Remember, whenever you make changes to your website, these changes need to be crawled again by search engines, such as Google, before they appear in search results.

       

      It can take anywhere from 1 to 3 months for Google to update its database. To speed the process you can re-submit, if you haven’t already, your website directly to Google through http://www.google.com/addurl

       

       

      - Currently your home page has two H1 tags set: "carltattoo" and "Sydney tattoo artist". For information about setting/modifying/locating your H1 tag, click here.

       

      Please let us know if you require any further assistance.

       

      Ben

      Wix Support

  • dulacstudio

    Replied by dulacstudio July 22, 2014

    having problem adding google webmaster code

    My Wix site does not allow me to save the following the Google Webmaster code snippet. Please could you add it? 

    <meta name="google-site-verification" content="dk2uBMDMKMfW6MgQerbQvl7jIz46WNa7IEw9GrnBJHA" />

     

     

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti July 22, 2014

      Hi,

      I have added the code as per your request.

      Please let us know should you need further assistance.

      Best, Ritti
  • theorangepantry

    Replied by theorangepantry July 21, 2014

    I have followed the best reply, I copied and pasted my code and then it won't let me click apply. I would appreciate help please.

     

    • Itamar Wix Team

      Replied by Itamar July 21, 2014

      Hi,

       

      Thank you for contacting us.

       

      Please make sure that there aren't any unwanted spaces or extra lines after the code. 

       

      If after doing so the problem persists, please post here the code you are trying to add so we could look into the issue.

      Itamar, Wix team
    • theorangepantry

      Replied by theorangepantry July 21, 2014

      Thank you for your reply. I applied the code, published the  site and google still won't verify my site??

    • Elia Wix Team

      Replied by Elia July 21, 2014

      Hi,

      If you're having trouble using the Meta tag verification method, you can use the DNS method to verify your site using TXT records.

      An answer to this topic can be found in How can I add or update TXT Records in my Wix account?

      Elia - Wix Support
    • theorangepantry

      Replied by theorangepantry July 22, 2014

      Hi I followed the text and it is still not verifying?

       

       

    • Elia Wix Team

      Replied by Elia July 22, 2014

      Hi,

      As you can see here: https://www.whatsmydns.net/#TXT/theorangepantry.com.au

      There has been no updates to your TXT records.

      Please provide us with a detailed description of the steps that you have taken so far so that we can replicate the process on our end and assist in finding a solution.

       

      *Please make sure to include a screen shot, if possible.
       

      Once we receive this information, we will be able to assist you. Thank you for your cooperation and we await your reply.

      Elia - Wix Support

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