Verify your site in Webmaster Tools using Google Tag Manager

Monday, June 17, 2013

Webmaster level: Intermediate

If you use Google Tag Manager to add and update your site tags, now you can quickly and easily verify ownership of your site in Webmaster Tools using the container snippet code.

Here's how it's done:

  1. On the Webmaster Tools home page, click Manage site for the site you'd like to verify, then select Verify this site. If you haven't added the site yet, you can click the Add a site button in the top right corner.

    Context menu in the right corner of the site management section of Webmaster Tools

    To do this, you must have "View, Edit, and Manage" account level permissions in Google Tag Manager.

  2. On the Verification page, select Google Tag Manager as the verification method and follow the steps on your screen.

    Google Tag Manager shown in the list of supported verification methods
  3. Click Verify. And you're done!

If you've got any questions about this verification method, drop by the Webmaster Help Forum.