Verify your site with external services like Pinterest and Google Webmaster.
Finally an easy way to verify your site in WordPress! While WordPress.com bloggers have had this feature available to them for a while, WordPress.org users now have access to easy site verification, too — thanks to the latest version of Jetpack and the addition of Site Verification.
Using Site Verification allows you to confirm that you:
Own/control your website with other external services like Google, Bing and Pinterest.
Verifying your site allows you to access advanced features on these other services (e.g. Webmaster tools, or getting a verified badge). We’ll just add an invisible
metatag to the source code of your homepage. (Jetpack’s description of Site Verification)
If you use Google to track your visit stats, or want to verify that you own your site on your Pinterest business page, then activate this feature!
Go to Jetpack’s Settings tab for the full menu of available and activated features. Hover over Site Verification and click on “configure”. You will be redirected to the verification settings, or you can find it under the “Tools” menu tab in “Available Tools”.
There won’t be much to fill in, since Jetpack makes it simple and provides you with only three input boxes for your meta key content code for Google, Bing and Pinterest.
If you’re blogging on the WordPress.com platform, you’ll also find the Site Verification settings under the “Tools” menu tab in “Available Tools”. Those of you wp.com-ers have a couple more site verification areas: Twitter Website and Yandex Webmaster — along with the Google Webmaster Tools, Bing Webmaster Center and Pinterest Site Verification input boxes.
Each respective site will give you a custom meta key code to input; they should say something similar to “verify your site” or “verify website”. Simply copy and paste those codes into the input boxes to complete the Site Verification process.
Does it work for you? Let me know if I can help!
Also, stay tuned for an upcoming post on everything about Pinterest, where we’ll verify our site with Jetpack’s Site Verification feature.
Be sure to read up on using Jetpack’s many features by checking out the comprehensive overview of the WordPress Jetpack plugin and a summary of ALL of the available features.
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