Site Verification

    Verifying your site assists with the site/domain ownership authentication for search engines. There are two types of verification methods supported: adding meta tags, or uploading a specific file. We recommend using the meta tag options and have provided instructions on doing so below.

    OBTAIN YOUR VERIFICATION CODE

    1. Log in to your Google Webmaster Tools account (you can use a pre-existing gmail account or  create one).
    2. Enter your website URL and select ‘Add Property’
    3. Follow the instructions provided by Google, you want the HTML tag verification method.

      • Select ‘Alternative Method’
      • Select ‘HTML Tag’
      • Copy the ENTIRE meta tag provided - you will need this for an upcoming step, keep this window open or save a copy of the meta tag in a TXT (Notepad) file.

    CONFIGURE THE SITE VERIFICATION MODULE

    In a separate tab, open your IndieCommerce website and log in.

    Navigate to: Configuration > Search and metadata > Verifications > Add Verification

    NOTE: The Site Verification module will be enabled on IC sites upon request. If you do not see that path, please email us to request the module be enabled.

    1. Set ‘Google’ as the search engine and then select ‘Next’
    2. Paste the copied meta tag into the ‘Verification META tag’ field
    3. Save

    COMPLETE VERIFICATION THROUGH GOOGLE

    1. Return to the tab with the ‘Google Webmaster Tools’ page and click ‘Verify’

      • If you receive a ‘Site Verified’ message you are finished
      • If you receive a ‘Verification Failed’ message, please contact staff@bookweb.org for further assistance. Include your store name, URL and the meta tag code you are trying to use.