Is your google search console asking you to verify your ownership using google site verification txt record? If the answer is yes, you are in the right place.
Do you know, adding txt records for google site verification is the easiest and the simplest method of all to verify your site.
This article gives a complete step by step guide on how to add google site verification txt record or any text record in your hosting using cPanel.
Buying domain and hosting from the same service provider is a good practice. In such instances, adding a txt record is very easy.
You can enter into DNS of your domain and simply add the txt record by clicking manage DNS.
But on the other hand, if you have domain and hosting bought from different providers, then add a txt record is a bit tricky. The right way to verify your site ownership is by using cPanel.
- 1 Usually, the google search console asks you to verify your domain ownership during the following events.
- 2 Steps to add google site verification txt record in the C-panel.
Usually, the google search console asks you to verify your domain ownership during the following events.
- If you are adding your domain to your google search console for the first time
- If you have changed your hosting provider where the name servers of your DNS have changed from your original domain seller.
- When you shift from blogger to WordPress
Adding a domain to google search console for the first time.
When you are adding your domain to google search console for the first time, then you might add the txt records in your site or in the DNS of your domain. It’s a bit tricky when you are using blogger. I will explain verifying your domain which is in blogger, in my next post.
When you change the hosting provider
Changing your hosting provider frequently is not a good practice. When you change your hosting provider and buy domain and hosting from two separate providers, you should also change the name servers of your domain.
And when you change the name servers, the DNS is now shifted to your hosting provider and is no longer held with the domain provider.
In such instances, it is wise to verify your site ownership using txt records from C-panel of your hosting.
When you shift from blogger to WordPress
When you shift from blogger to WordPress, you are buying a hosting plan. Hence you should change your name servers to your hosting provider. As a result, you may lose control of your DNS which was earlier held with your domain provider.
Confused! Ok, let me explain. Let us think that I bought a domain from go-daddy and was running a blog on blogger for past 3 years. Now I am planning to shift to WordPress.
Hence, I bought a hosting plan from Bluehost and now I should change the name servers of my domain to Bluehost. As a result, I will change the name servers in my DNS of GoDaddy account.
When I change the name servers, I will no longer able to manage DNS in GoDaddy.
Then how should I add Txt records in DNS? That is the point.
The present post will explain you how to add a txt record or any other record in your DNS using C-panel.
Steps to add google site verification txt record in the C-panel.
- Sign into your hosting provider’s account (not the domain seller’s account)
- Enter C-panel
- Search for Zone editor in the Domain section
- Click on Zone editor, and a window with multiple options will open.
- Click on manage.
- On the top right-hand side, you will see a button “+ADD RECORD”
- Click on the button and select the option ADD “txt” RECORD.
- Under the name section – type your domain name.
- Under the record section, paste your copied txt code and click on “ADD RECORD”.
- Now go to your google search console and click on Verify.
- Finished! You have successfully verified.