Adding a Site to Google?

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Adding a Site to Google?

Joined: 19 Dec 2004, 05:57

30 Sep 2010, 04:39 #1

Howdy,

How does one register our site with Google, I tried adding a site and Google wants to verify I own it in one of four ways...

"Add a DNS record"...I have my doubts you folks will let me mess with your DNS (although I do create DNS records in my real world job for customers), I think we can cross that off the list.

"Add a meta tag to your site's home page"...I tried putting the meta tag that Google wants to see in every field I could think of on on forum 211833 (Oh crap I've memorized the forum number)...it never seems to show up in the source code for the page when I reload it. Although I do suspect that this is likely solution to my problems...I am just not clever enough to figure it out...but in my defence it is after midnight here.

"Upload an HTML file to your server"...I don't see anyway I can upload files directly to the forum directory (although that would make my gig as an Admin at 211833...that has a certain ring to it you know?...soooo much easier )

"Link to your Google Analytics account"...anything with the term "enterprise-class" usually demands more money money than I would be willing to give Mike (the owner...and nice guy that he is).

Any assistance or clarification that anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Coalde

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30 Sep 2010, 14:03 #2

<p>First of all, you don't own the site. That is problem #1. The site is owned by Network54. That may be a technical-only issue, however. </p><p>Second, it sounds like your forum is not HTML enabled. You need to ask for that to be done here. It is not the same as the checkbox in your admin section.</p><p>Third, the forums are routinely crawled by Google, as well as all of the other search engines, so you don't really need to add your forum again. However, it is not something you cannot do.</p>



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30 Sep 2010, 19:59 #3

"First of all, you don't own the site. That is problem #1. The site is owned by Network54. That may be a technical-only issue, however."

Oh no doubt...who legally owns the site is of utmost irrelevance to me, provided I can accomplish what I am attempting to do (which is make it a more accessible and vibrant community)...but I suppose lawyers have their children to feed as well after all...

"Second, it sounds like your forum is not HTML enabled. You need to ask for that to be done here. It is not the same as the checkbox in your admin section."

So what is procedure for that request? Are there any instructions and/or FAQ's available to explain what can cannot be done when a forum is HTML enabled? If they don't exist, I would gladly help document it for future reference here...but obviously I'll need some guidance...

"Third, the forums are routinely crawled by Google, as well as all of the other search engines, so you don't really need to add your forum again. However, it is not something you cannot do."

I figured as much...so I am somewhat puzzled as to why when someone Google's "World's Armed Forces Forum" the first page of responses are either a copy of the original site homepage, dead sites or links from specific messages (often dated around 2005) from other message boards that link to WAFF. Looking at the source from the main page we do indeed mention the World's Armed Forces Forum...so any insight on that you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated.

Anyway thanks for the speedy response...

Cheers

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Joined: 25 Apr 2002, 00:58

30 Sep 2010, 22:57 #4

<p>Start a new thread on this forum with the subjuct, "Please enable my forum". Inside the post, put your forumID. It may take a day or three to get a response, but they will get to it.</p><p>As for the other stuff, you are limited as to what you can and cannot do with the source code for the forum. Once you get enabled, you can add header information just like you would for your own web pages on your own site. Most browsers will parse the duplicate header info, but some will toss out errors or just not display the page correctly. On all of my old forums, I had complete HTML headers in the source code, including CSS files and JavaScripts. They all worked in Internet Explorer and Firefox, but other browsers didn't quite "get it".....</p>



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01 Oct 2010, 01:02 #5

Thanks man.

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