How do I verify & submit my website to search engines (Bing & Google)?

liveBooks Support

We've built into liveBooks a straightforward way to verify the ownership of your website to major search engines.

 

When you submit your sitemap to Google, Bing and Yahoo! and verify your website ownership to them, this allows you to access their various webmaster tools:

- Track how your website is performing in search

- Discover which keywords your website is showing up for

- Analyze your traffic data for each search engine

- Find out about other websites that link back to yours

- Get alerts for any broken links on your website.

 

 

Bing (which incorporates Yahoo!)

  1. Go to Bing Webmaster Tools and click Sign up with Microsoft account (or just Sign In if you already have an email address from Microsoft ending in @hotmail.com or @live.com).
  2. Follow the steps to create an account, then sign in to your account, which will lead you to a page called My Sites.
  3. Click Add Your Site.
  4. Type your liveBooks website’s URL into the URL field.
  5. In the Add a sitemap field, type your URL, then “/sitemap.xml.” (For example:www.mywebsite.com/sitemap.xml)
  6. Complete the rest of the form on the page and click Save.
  7. On the next page, you can verify the ownership of your site. For a liveBooks website, you’ll use Option 2.  Copy the meta tag (the text in the gray box beginning “<meta name.”
  8. Without closing this window, go to your liveBooks  dashboard in a new window or tab.
  9. Click on the gear icon in the upper right hand corner of the page, which will take you into Settings.
  10. Paste the tag into the field called Bing site verification code. Refresh the page, which will parse out the actual code.
  11. Click Publish.
  12. Go back to the Bing page. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Verify.

Your website ownership is now verified for Bing and Yahoo! and you have access to Bing Webmaster Tools.

 

Google

  1. Go to Google Webmaster Tools.
  2. If needed, create a Google account (email address ending in @gmail.com). Then sign in.
  3. At the bottom of the Welcome to Webmaster Tools page, type your liveBooks website URL into the field and click Add a Site.
  4. On the next page, you can verify the ownership of your site. For a liveBooks website, you’ll use the Alternate methods tab. Click into it and choose the HTML tag option.
  5. Copy the meta tag that appears in the gray box.
  6. Without closing this window, go to your liveBooks dashboard in a new window or tab.
  7. Click on the gear icon in the top righthand corner of the page, which will take you into Settings.
  8. Paste the meta tag into the Google site verification code field.
  9. Refresh the page to parse out the actual code.
  10. Click Publish.
  11. Go back to the Google Webmaster Tools. window and click Verify.

 

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Your website ownership is now verified for Google and you have access to Google Webmaster Tools.