Google site management tools

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Google has a number of tools that can help you manage your site. In order to use them, you must create a (free) account with Google and then register your site. This page has instructions for registering with Google and using two of the plugins built into the template that make it easier to work with the Google tools.

WARNING: The following instructions are somwhat more technical than is usual for the template. If you have any trouble, or just would like some help, don't hesitate to email Bill Bean or phone him at 617-864-6813.

To Register[edit]

Visit Google to register. Click on the "Create an account now" link.

Once you have registerd sign into Google Webmaster Tools.

On the Webmasters Tools home page click the 'Add a site' button and and type the URL of the site you want to add. Make sure you type the entire URL, such as

Click Continue; the Site verification page opens.

Select Meta tag from the drop-down list.

Copy data after 'contents=' but don't copy the quotes. For example:


Before you try to verify your site, you must insert this verification key in the Joomla Google Site Verification plugin. (See the link immediately below.)

Google Plugins[edit]

Google Site Verification

Google Analytics

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