Adding Google Site Verification Meta Tag

For Google Site Verification, Google offers a couple different methods to verify your site. This is the way to do it with a meta tag.

Applies to Version(s): 3.7.X - Current

Complexity Level: Easy

Estimated Time for Completion: 10 minutes

In this article you will learn

What is a Meta Tag

How to find the file in the cart and make a copy

How to add a Meta Tag

Where to upload the file

Note: A Meta Tag is required by Google for Google Analytics, this also requires you verifying your site within Webmaster Tools or Google Analytics

What is a Meta Tag

A Meta Tag is a way for Search Engines to find certain information on your website. They're added in the header of your pages to provide a guide for Search Engines such as Google to index your information on the site, such as products and pages. It also allows you to then later view pages visited, products, times visited to help give you an idea of what kind of traffic your site receives.

How to find the file in the cart and make a copy

1. Login to the admin area of your cart, click Settings > Advanced Settings > File Manager.

2. Navigate to /content/cache/skins/YOUR SKIN NAME/templates/wrappers/elements/element-custom-head.html, and open the file.

3. Highlight and Copy all the contents of that file to a text editor such as notepad.

4. Save the file with the name element-custom-head.html

How to add a Meta Tag

Now that you have the file copied and named correctly in a text pad, in the notepad add the Google Meta Tag as shown below to anywhere in the document.

Save the file.

Where to upload the file

In the file manager, next navigate to /content/skins/_custom/skin/templates/wrappers/elements/, choose the file and Upload it. Next, enter Cart Designer to refresh the cache folder. That's it, you should be good to go.

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