Having a website is useless if users can’t find and trust it. Therefore, verifying your site with search engines and web services is crucial. However, many webmasters make critical errors that sabotage the verification process. These mistakes prevent proper indexing, opening the door to lower rankings, limited visibility, and lost revenue.

Not having a sitemap

A sitemap is an XML file that lists all the pages on your website to help search bots efficiently crawl it. Failing to create and submit a sitemap is one of the biggest mistakes that hinders verification. Search engines need to discover all of your site’s content for proper indexing and verification. Without a sitemap, bots struggle crawling your website. It leads to indexing issues, impacting verification and rankings. Be sure to generate a comprehensive XML sitemap encompassing every page on your site. Submit this sitemap to Google Search Console, Bing Webmaster Tools, Yandex, and other search services you use. A simple roadmap gives bots a clear path for exploring your site.

Not adding verification meta tags

Neglecting to add the correct HTML verification metatags is another oversight that derails 먹튀검증. Each search engine and web service provides a unique verification code. The code must be inserted into the proper meta tag on your home page. For example:


  • <meta name=”google-site-verification” content=”YOUR_GOOGLE_CODE”> 


  • <meta name=”msvalidate.01″ content=”YOUR_BING_CODE”>

Without adding the precise verification code in the right meta tag, you can’t confirm ownership of your site. Bots will be unable to fully index and verify your website. Be sure to retrieve the verification code or token from each search engine and web service you want to use. Carefully insert each code in its proper HTML meta tag on your home page. Triple-check that the tag and code are accurate. Search bots can seamlessly crawl and verify your website this way.

Blocking access to robots 

Another common mistake is blocking search engine bots from accessing your website via robots.txt files or meta tags. Some webmasters incorrectly configure robots.txt or noindex meta tags thinking this protects their site. Unfortunately, this prohibits bots from crawling your pages, preventing verification and indexing. Never block major search engine bots like Googlebot or Bingbot across your whole domain. Instead, use robots.txt judiciously to block access to certain unnecessary pages like:

  • Search result pages 
  • Calendar/events pages with frequently changing content
  • Transactional pages like shopping carts

Likewise, use noindex sparingly on specific pages, like contact form thank you pages. Avoid site-wide blocking to gain proper verification.

Not monitoring your site’s indexation 

Failing to monitor your website’s actual indexing status in search engines is another misstep. Verification does not guarantee your site is fully indexed. After adding verification meta tags, request indexing in Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools. Then regularly check both platforms to confirm:

  • Newly added pages are being discovered
  • URL crawl stats show complete site coverage  
  • Indexing errors or restrictions aren’t present
  • Pages are displaying correctly in search engine caches

Don’t assume verification means your site is smoothly indexed. Ongoing monitoring ensures your core pages are properly indexed once bots complete the verification process. It enables the best search visibility and performance.


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