sir_arcturua — 2012-05-30T10:32:52-04:00 — #1
I have just changed the company where my domain is hosted.
The former provider configurated Google Apps for me to use e-mail. Now, the new hosting company is asking me for my domain verification toke, a string starting with google-site-verification and followed by 43 characters.
Could you please let me know how can I find it?, and also, what is the idea of this string?
Thanks a lot!!!
chris_upjohn — 2012-05-30T19:15:10-04:00 — #2
If your managing the website there is no reason for the hosting company to ask you for the website verification number as you can validate it yourself, simply go to http://www.google.com/webmasters/ and sign in then under the sites list select the site your managing. Usually Google will tell you straight away whether you need to re-validate the website URL in which it gives you a token you can use in the form of an HTML meta tag, a CNAME DNS reference for the domain or verification via Google Analytics.
Hope that helps.
sir_arcturua — 2012-05-31T00:21:21-04:00 — #3
Thanks a lot!
I did what you said, I validated the website and Google gave me a file named google-site-verification and a code for me to save in my website root.
Could you please let me know what to do with it regarding HTML meta tag and CNAME DNS?
chris_upjohn — 2012-05-31T01:35:29-04:00 — #4
If you used the HTML file method and validated the site then you don't need to do anything else.
sir_arcturua — 2012-05-31T09:15:07-04:00 — #5