Daniel Garcia asks:

I want to add my Confluence system to Google WebMaster Tools. I upload the file verification to server but when I load, I see that include template of Confluence in plain text of the Google file verification...

Is there any way to not include template of Confluence when I load this file? Google search to find the text verification but is unable to find it if it includes apart the CSS and HTML code of Confluence


Step 1: Meta tag verification in Google Webmaster Tools

There are 2 methods of verification for Google Webmaster Tools. File upload, and meta tag verificsation. For Atlassian Confluence, the latter is much easier to perform. To verify your site by adding a meta tag, browse to Google Webmaster Tools:

  1. Click on Manage Site next to the site you want, then click Verify this site.
  2. If HTML tag is not visible on the Recommended method tab, click the Alternate methods tab.
  3. Select HTML tag - you'll see a meta tag similar to the one below. Copy it.
<meta name="google-site-verification" content="..." >

Step 2: Adding the meta verification to Atlassian Confluence

In a new browser tab, open Confluence.

Browse to Confluence Admin | Look and Feel | Custom HTML | At the End of the HEAD

Paste the meta tag into the form and submit:

<meta name="google-site-verification" content="..." >

Step 3: Verify in Google Webmaster Tools

Back in Google Webmaster Tools, click on Verify. That's it.


If you're using Zen Foundation to theme your site, then you're probably out of luck. That add-on removes the At the End of the HEAD functionality, so this method just won't work. Sorry.

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