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  • How To: Google Site Ownership Verification

    Google has updated their Site Verification Process that makes it confusing for vBulletin Cloud site owners. The best way to verify ownership on Cloud is to use the HTML Meta tag provided. Here are the steps to do this.
    1. Visit Google Webmaster Tools and Sign In.
    2. Select the URL Prefix property Type (see image 1 below)
    3. Enter in your full vBulletin Cloud URL. For example: You should always use the HTTPS url for your site.
    4. Click Continue.
    5. On the next page, expand "HTML Tag" under Other Verification Types (Image 2).
    6. Copy this tag.
    7. Visit your vBulletin Cloud AdminCP.
    8. Log in if necessary.
    9. Within the AdminCP go to "Settings -> Options -> Search Engine Tools." (Image 4)
    10. Set the option "Enable Google Ownership Verification" to Yes.
    11. Enter the code you just copied into the box labeled "Google Ownership Verification HTML tag".
    12. Save the settings at the bottom of the page.

    Please Note: That it may take Google a day or two to perform the authorization.

    Translations provided by Google.

    Wayne Luke
    The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
    vBulletin 5 API

  • #2
    you need to use the "www." or it will not work. when he says full, he means it.


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