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How to Verify Ownership of Your Site

When you add a new site to your account,see How to add a new site, you need to verify that you own the site by proving ownership. Currently we provide 2 methods to verify ownership of your site:

  • DNS record (recommended): this method requires that you add a verification txt record to your domain's DNS settings.

  • HTML file: this method requires you to download the HTML verification file and upload it to your domain's root folder.

1. Log into your SitemapHub account.

Go to https://sitemaphub.com/login and log into your SitemapHub platform account.

2. Then click and go to the “Site Verification” page on the left hand side.

Verifing Ownership via DNS record

1. Selected “DNS TXT Record” tab on the page and then copy the TXT record, like the below.

verify site ownership by DNS

2. Add the TXT record to your domain host provider.

  • Sign in to your domain host account.
  • Go to your domain’s DNS records. The page might be called something like “DNS Management”, “Name Server Management”, “Control Panel”, or "Advanced Settings".
  • Select the option to add a new record. For the record type, select TXT.
  • In the Name/Host/Alias field, enter @ or leave it blank.
  • In the Time to Live (TTL) field, enter 86400 or leave the default.
  • In the Value/Answer/Destination field, paste the verification TXT record you copied.
  • Save the record.

verify site ownership by DNS (namecheap.com)

Note: The TXT record take up to 48 hours to take effect, but they often take effect much sooner(usually takes 3-5 minutes).

In the table below, list the most popular domain name provider and with how to add TXT record link.

3. Click “Verify” when all done.

Verifing Ownership via HTML file

1. Selected “HTML Verification File” tab on the page and then download the verification HTML file, see the below image.

verify site ownership by HTML file

2. Upload the HTML file to your domain's root folder or another folder.

3. Enter the HTML file URL address on the input control.

verify site ownership by HTML file

You should confirm successful upload by visiting https://{your-domain}/sitemaphub-verification.html in your browser before into the next step.

4. Click “Verify” .

Once we are successfully verified your site ownership, “UNVERIFIED” will became “VERIFIED” and display on your page.

verify site ownership by HTML file

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