Spring Manual

Google Webmaster Tools

Google Webmaster Tools provides you with detailed reports about your pages' visibility on Google. Using these tools can help to improve your site's visibility in Google search results.

1. To start, visit the Google Webmaster Tools page and create a new account (or login if you already have an account).

2. Click the 'Add a site' button and enter your sites domain name.

3. On the 'Verify Ownership' page, choose the 'Add a meta tag to your site's home page' option.

4. In the blue 'Instructions' section, a sample meta tag code snippet will be shown.

5. Copy the value of the 'content' attribute between the quotes:

i.e. If the example looks like this:

<meta name="google-site-verification"
content="TiZnkxivHRg-_E5p-PvQ-3Z3aOdvHhK9vLwJfWz355A" />

Select and copy the verification code:

TiZnkxivHRg-_E5p-PvQ-3Z3aOdvHhK9vLwJfWz355A

6. In another browser window, log into the Spring Manager.

7. Create a new page in the Assets tab (or edit the existing page if it has an ID of 'google-site-verification').

Ensure the page has the following settings:

  • Title: Google Site Verification
  • ID: google-site-verification
  • Status: <Online>
  • Value: <paste the google site verification code>

Note:

If the google-site-verification page already existed it probably has an existing code in the Value field. Simply add the new code on a new line and leave the existing code in place.

Google Site Verification

8. Save the page.

9. Switch back to the Google Webmaster Tools and click the 'Verify' button.

10. The Google Webmaster Tools Dashboard should now appear. Please note, it may take some time for the initial data to be gathered by Google.