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How to fix “ownership verification failed” on Google Search Console
If you see an “ownership verification failed” error on Google Search Console, it means that Google could not verify that you are the owner of the website or domain in question. To fix this issue, you will need to take the following steps:
Sign in to the correct Google Account
Sign in to the correct Google Account and ensure your website or domain is correctly linked to that account.
This means the Google Account you use to login to Google Analytics should be the same one you are using Google Search Console.
Follow the instructions provided by Google
Follow the instructions provided by Google to verify your website or domain. This typically involves adding a unique HTML tag to your website’s code or uploading a particular file to your server.
Verify it was added correctly
Verify on your website the Tag or HTML file was added correctly. If you don’t see the tag or HTML code on your website verification will not work.
If you added:
HTML file, navigate to your-domain-name.com/google-verification-script.html
Meta tag, view your page source and look for the Meta validation tag.
DNS record, you can use a DNS checker to ensure your DNS has propagated.
Once you have completed these steps, you should be able to access the Google Search Console without any problems.
If you continue to see the “ownership verification failed” error even after trying these steps, it may be worth reaching out to Google for assistance. You can contact Google directly through their support channels, and they will be able to provide you with more detailed instructions and assistance in resolving the issue.
How do i verify ownership in Google Search Console?
To verify ownership of a website in Google Search Console, you can use one of several methods. The most common method is to add a meta tag to the website’s home page. This involves adding a short piece of code to the HTML of the page that looks something like this:
<meta name=”google-site-verification” content=”xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx”>
Once you’ve added the meta tag to your website’s home page, you can log in to your Google Search Console account and click the “Verify” button. This will prompt Google to check your website for the meta tag, and if it’s found, your website will be verified.
Alternatively, you can verify your website by uploading a file to your website’s server. To do this, you would first need to log in to your Google Search Console account and click the “Verify” button. This will prompt Google to provide you with a file that you will need to download and save to your computer. Once you have the file, you will need to upload it to the root directory of your website’s server. Once the file is in place, you can log back in to your Google Search Console account and click the “Verify” button again. If Google is able to find the file on your website’s server, your website will be verified.
There are also several other methods for verifying ownership of a website in Google Search Console, including using your domain name provider, using Google Analytics, and using the Google Tag Manager. You can learn more about these methods by visiting the Google Search Console Help Center.
Published on: 2022-12-14
Updated on: 2022-12-14