Adding sitemaps and meta tags to Google Webmasters

Step by step guide


Step 1: Sign in to Google Webmasters Tools

On, sign in using your Google web account. You will need a Google account to be able to use this tool - it is advisable to get one if you do not have one already.

Step 2: Adding a website

Once signed in to Google Webmaster Tools, click the Add a site button on your right hand side.

Step 3: Adding meta tags to your website

Adding a Google verified meta element helps Google to categorize your page correctly, which improves your website's search engine ranking.

First of all, you need to export the Google meta tag. After adding your site to Google Webmaster Tools, select the Alternate methods tab, click HTML tag and copy the meta tag shown in the box.

Step 4: Pasting the meta tag to your website header

Sign into your PagePicnic account and click Advanced Settings in the Control Panel.



In the Advanced Settings, paste the code from Google Webmaster Tools into the Header code field.

Step 5: Publish your website

Step 6: Confirm your changes with Google

Go back to Google Webmaster Tools to confirm your changes. After clicking Verify, click Continue in the pop-up window. 

Step 7: Adding a sitemap

Step 8: Test your sitemap

Click Submit Sitemap to continue.

Step 9: Close


Article was last updated: 2014-03-17

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