This article describes how you can verify website ownership with Google. To use various Google services with a particular domain, you must first verify that you have control over what you claim to own.
There are several methods you can use to verify site ownership with Google.
You can upload a special HTML file to your site to verify site ownership. For information about how to do this, please visit https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9008080#zippy=,html-file-upload.
You can include a special <meta> HTML tag in a specific site page to verify site ownership. For information about how to do this, please visit https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9008080#zippy=,html-tag.
You can add a TXT or CNAME DNS record to verify site ownership:
To add a TXT record in cPanel, follow these steps:
Under DOMAINS, locate the domain for which you want to add the TXT record, and then click Manage:
Next to Add “TXT” Record:
In the TTL text box, type the time-to-live value in seconds.
You can use Google Analytics to verify site ownership. To use this method, you must have a Google Analytics account configured. By including your unique tracking ID in your website pages, you prove that you control the site. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics.
For more information about Google site verification, please visit https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9008080.
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