How do I verify my site with Google Webmaster Tools?

When signing up with Googles Webmaster Tools you will be prompted to verify the ownership of your domain. Google offers two methods of verification. Either by uploading a blank HTML file with a name that they specify, or by adding a meta tag to your site's index file. You will need to select the first option and upload an HTML file using the FTP module available in your editSuite. 

Once you have selected the 'Upload an HTML file' option on the Google Webmaster Tools verification page you will see a prompt similar to the following: 

Create the HTML verification file specified below and upload it to 


1. I've created a file named google61c53f131f929cf2.html 
2. I've uploaded the file to and can view in my browser. 

[Note: the filename above is only an example.] 

To create the HTML file you must simply open a basic text editing application such as TextEdit or NotePad and select 'Save As'. You will then paste in the file name supplied by Google and click 'Save'. 

Once you have saved the file you must log into your editSuite and access the FTP module found under the Edit Content tab. From the 'Choose' menu select the 'Upload any file, or folder of files, for web viewing' option. Click 'Upload' and locate the HTML file that your created. 

Once this file has been uploaded you can revisit the Google Webmaster Tools verification page and click the verify button. If the verification does not go through immediately you may have to allow a day or so for Google to 'see' that the file is in place. You may also want to recheck the file name in your FTP module to see that it exactly matches the file name supplied by Google.

If you have done this, and you receive this error message:
"We've detected that your 404 (file not found) error page returns a status of 200 (Success) in the header."
please contact liveBooks Support, we can make an additional change that may be needed.

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