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Post by Paull Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:07 am

Hi,

Firstly my apologies but I'm not a web developer/techie, I just administer a forum: http://ukengineforum.forumotion.com/

I've been reading through your tutorial on moving to HTTPS and when I got to section 3.4. Webmaster tools upgrading I followed the link to Google Search console.
I copied http://ukengineforum.forumotion.com to the url prefix box and clicked Continue.
I was then asked to 'Upload an HTML file to your website'.
I can easily download the file to my PC but how do I upload to my forum and where do I store it?

Thanks in advance

Paul


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Solved Re: 3.4. Webmaster tools upgrading

Post by Guest Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:57 am

Google wants you to upload that html file to the forum to check that it is indeed yours. On forumotion, that's not possible since it is a hosted forum. There are other ways to verify ownership though. Scrolling down the popup, you should see something similar to this:
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Copy the meta tag code, then go to the Admin Panel->Display->General->the overall_header template. In that template, look for
Code:
<body
, paste the code from google there, save and publish.

After this, press the Verify button in the google search console. This should do it Smile
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Post by jucarese Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:38 pm

For that you must use the option other methods of verification,

https://help.forumotion.com/t138643-how-to-set-up-google-webmaster-tools-for-your-forum
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Post by SLGray Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:04 pm

So you are trying to convert to https?  If yes, are you sure that you followed the instructions correctly?


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Post by Ape Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:24 pm

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You can also add the meta tag to the following part of your forum.

 
 Admin Control panel settings:
ACP >> General tab >> Forum promotion >> Search engines >>
scroll to >> Additional tags then Press the green + you will get the following box and settings.
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Now you will see:
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in box 1 you need to put
This part of your code
Code:
google-site-verification
in box 2 you will have to find a code that looks something like this
Code:
M5TAS85i0eNGgaMPrhyGYqik2VlJ0sQqZn19IKYYpMI
You will need to type that or copy and paste it 100% the same as google gives you.

Then save refresh your page and then try and validate your site with google.

if you still have a problem please let me know.


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Solved Re: 3.4. Webmaster tools upgrading

Post by Paull Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:19 am

Many thanks - especially to APE for the concise and easy to follow instructions.
Now verified.
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Post by skouliki Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:37 am

Problem solved & topic archived.
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