WordPress plug-in for webmaster tool ownership check

“Check Webmaster Tool Ownership Plug-ins that can be done without editing html”

If you run a site or blog, you will register for each search engine webmaster tool and apply for search reflection. For Naver blogs, you don’t have to do it separately because it’s automatic, but for external blogs such as T-Story or WordPress, you have to register the site map and RSS.

To register, you need to check the ownership of the Webmaster tool first, but WordPress can be complicated in a different way than other blogs.

The reason is that T-Story can upload meta-tags or authentication files directly from HTML/CSS, but WordPress is an installed blog, so it may be difficult to modify HTML/CSS, and some may not know how to connect to the server.

Therefore, it is convenient to check ownership by entering meta-tags rather than uploading authentication files, but some people find it difficult to find it because each WordPress theme has a different place to add.

For those who are having a hard time, plug-ins exist and it is not difficult to use them, so beginners can easily check ownership. Then I’ll introduce the plug-in I use and find out how to use it.

How to verify ownership (based on Google): Upload HTML files, HTML meta-tags, Google Analytics tracking code, Google Tag Manager container snippet

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If you’re new to registering for a Webmaster tool, you might not know what the ownership check meta tag is, but if you go into Google Webmaster tool and you go into Add Properties at the top right, you’ll first see the file for Webmaster tool ownership check on the screen, and you’ll see the HTML tag.

If you select this, you can see the meta tag you want to apply, and you can copy it and paste it into the head section that comes before the Body section. If you have difficulties with this, you can copy and paste it into the plug-in that you’re introducing.

※ If you look at the meta tag, there is a code in the content, which is required for Google Interlink among the WordPress SEO plug-in options, so you can copy it separately. (EX. Yoast Seo Plug-in)

2. All Meta Tags Plug-in

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The WordPress plug-in, which helps you verify ownership of the Webmaster tool, is called All Meta Tags, which has been updated until recently, and is a popular plug-in with many installers. Here’s a brief summary of the description.

” To add a meta-tag, you no longer need to edit the file in the theme or plug-in, and simply add the code (authentication key value) to the text box on the plug-in page, and the plug-in will do the rest of the work. A plug-in that lets you automatically add necessary meta-tags to the head section of a website without changing the theme file and without slowing the website down. ”

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If you look at the list of applicable meta-tags, you can most of them from Google, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Bing, and Google, and they continue to add them. But if you look at the list, there is no Naver, but you can add it on Custom Meta Tags. I’ll explain this part below.

3. How to Use All Meta Tags

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When you install the plug-in and enter the settings, the screen shown above will appear. At the top, you’ll see a list of basic search engines, followed by a list of social networks. You can enter the ownership confirmation meta tag here.

※ After entering the meta tag, press the <Save Changes> button at the bottom to save it.

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But Naver is not on the list, so you’ll find out what to do. If you look right below, there is a space called Custom Meta Tags. You can enter Naver Metatag here. Sometimes, I entered a meta tag in the list, but I can’t check ownership. If you enter it in Custom Meta Tags, it will be checked normally.

Once you verify the ownership of the Webmaster tool, you can see the results of the registration site immediately, but XML, RSS are applied after the verification process. If the plug-in loading speed is minimal, but the site is slow, adding it directly from the theme editor is also a way to optimize WordPress.

I also used the plug-in above to check the ownership of the Webmaster tool, but I added the meta-tag myself to reduce the use of the plug-in.  However, if you add it yourself, there is a problem, and if you update one of the WordPress themes, the meta tag you added might be initialized.

From the Analytics code to the ownership confirmation meta-tag disappears, so if you have added it yourself, please check it out after the theme update is made.

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