Download Google Webmasters Site Verification WordPress Plugin

Download and install the official Google Webmasters Site Verification WordPress Plugin, which makes it the easiest way to verify your self hosted blogs to Google Webmasters tools.

All sites added to the Google webmaster tools have to  be verified to make sure you have access and can confirm it is your site. This opens a whole lot of statistics and Google insider information about your site which is very valuable information for webmasters and site owners.

Until now the site verification options were – meta tags, links to Google Analytics or upload an html file to your server or as recommended add a DNS record to your domain name configuration.

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Now download the official Google Webmasters Site Verification WordPress Plugin and get the job done in minutes. This plugin needs WordPress 3.0 (or higher), PHP 5.2.0 (or higher), the JSON PHP extensions, and the CURL PHP extensions or it won’t activate.

Once activated, in the left sidebar of WP admin, click “Start Verification”, Follow authentication prompts and click “Grant access” when you are prompted to give your blog access to the Google Site Verification API. Its done. Google wants more webmasters to get verified and use the power of the webmaster tools they offer to help them improve their Google search engine results.

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.