Verifying your website with Google (HTML File Upload method)

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Note: This article only pertains to users who signed up before June 2011. If you signed up after June 2011 (or have switched from a legacy plan), please use the TXT method.



Q: How do I verify my site by uploading an HTML file?

Step 1: If you haven't already, sign up for Google Apps Business Edition. Then, Activate Google Apps:


Step 2: Select the "Recommended Methods" tab, then select "HTML File Upload". Download the HTML verification file to your computer by clicking the hyperlink (pink rectangle below).

Step 3: Upload the file you just downloaded to your /public_html FTP directory. The file should not be placed inside any other folder; just upload it into the root level of /public_html. For instructions on how to access your clickbooq FTP account, please download our FTP User Guide.
Step 4: Test that you have uploaded the file to the correct directory by checking the link in a web browser : (replace the filename with yours). You will see the code if the page loads properly.
Step 5: Once you have uploaded the file properly, click the Verify button within the Google Apps control panel as shown above. Google will verify that the file exists in the specified location. If Google can't access the file, they will give you information about the error we encountered. Once this problem is resolved, try to verify your site again.
Note: clickbooq does not support Google SiteMap verification or Meta Tag verification at this time.

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