How do I verify my store with Google Webmaster Tools?

If you wish to use Google Webmaster Tools to monitor your stores health and traffic, you must first verify that you are the owner of the store. There are a few different methods available to do this, however we will be using the “Google Analytics” method.

Before you can do this, you must have a Google Analytics account and have added your website there.

The first step is to log into your store’s dashboard, and make sure you have entered your Google Analytics tag.

Navigate to the Fresh Admin area of your store and click tools – change parameters from the top menu, then select tags, keys & codes from the menu on the left.

Now, enter your Google Analytics code for your site into the top box.

Next, head over to Google Webmaster Tools and sign in to your account. Then, click Add A Property.

On the next page, enter the URL of your store and click Add.

You will then be presented with the different options available to verify your website. The screen you see may look different to the screen below, there may be a tab that contains the different methods that you will need do click.

You need to select the “Google Analytics”method of verification.

Now click the red Verify button at the bottom of the page.

You should now receive a message that your site has been verified and you can now manage the site via the Google Webmaster Tools website.

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