Tampa SEO will not start SEO, PPC, or social media consultation with a client unless Google Webmaster Tools is installed. Recently, we have also been requiring Bing Webmaster Tools to be installed as well, although we do not halt the SEO process for Bing. Bing’s Webmaster Tools are certainly up and coming, but they’re not as important as Google Webmaster Tools – yet.

How to Install Google Webmaster Tools

The first thing you need to do to install Google Webmaster Tools is to sign up for a Google account.

1. Head on over to Google Webmaster Tools.  Sign into Google Webmaster Tools with your Google account.

2. Once logged into the Google Webmaster Tools, go ahead and click the button that says, “Add Site…”

 

Click "Add a Site" in Google Webmaster Tools

Click "Add a Site" in Google Webmaster Tools

 

 

3. Now you’ll need to verify that you own the website that you are going to add to Google Webmaster Tools.  Uploading an HTML file is easier than adding a Meta tag, so we’ll show you how to verify your website with Google Webmaster Tools by uploading Google’s HTML verification file.

Google Webmaster Tools Verification

Google Webmaster Tools Verification

4. Download the Google file to your desktop.

5. Upload BingSiteAuth.xml to the root file of your website.

6. Once you’ve uploaded the authorization file, go ahead and click the “Verify” button in Google Webmaster Tools.  You should be all set!

 

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