Google Webmaster and Google Analytics code inputting to free Yola (Head and footer}

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I have a free Yola website. I want to put a Google Webmaster and Google analytics code in there, but I don't want to subscribe for now to Yola Silver.

But only Yola Silver has that capability, do Yola allow if I pay only a one month subscription and then put in the codes to the header and footer section of the website and the let it expire after a month.

Will it still be crawled by Google if I do that after the expiration date?

I don't need to have own a domain name. I'm happy with myname.yolasite.com domain name for now. Would this still be effective in SEO?

Thanks.

Joseph
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Hi Joe,

You don't need to go that way.

To add Google web,master to a yolasite sub-domain follow this tutorial: Google Webmaster

For the Analytics you just need to add the code to an HTML widget placed preferably at the bottom (last entry) of each page for a free yolasite sub-domain.

yolasite sub-domains have been very effective for many users. The thing about sub-domains is that they may be seen as less authoritative than custom domains and in some cases they will be flagged as less than desirable and may be marked down.

If you are planning to build an e-com site then I wouldn't even consider a sub-domain. People will completely ignore it.
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Hi Gop,

You really solved my problem! I've been frustrated for a 2 weeks now trying to get my site verified by Google Webmaster.

However Bing/Yahoo code would be the other one. Would I need to push through with my first plan with Bing because I don't see any way other of opening up the Site Tracking Code tab other than paying for a one-month Yola Silver plan. Would that be a good idea? Will it work in the long run.

This site would not be an ecommerce site since this is a transcription service website. I just want to be out there in front on my current/prospective clients, that's why I made this website with Yola in the first place, which is kind of fun since I'm not that website design savvy, but I like what I did with that website so far since Yola's site builder is just drag and drop thing.

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Hi Joe,

You are in the e-com race if you are selling a service: Transcription is a professional service and presumably you are charging for this service? You are certainly competing by your own admission.

I therefore strongly suggest that you get a custom domain asap.

I fully understand budget and cash-flow aspects and I'm certainly not suggesting that you extend your financial abilities unreasonably. Suggest that you go up to Bronze plus a domain. Then subsequently you can consider Silver. The domain will cost about $12 per year; there are cheaper deals but it really is easier to go through Yola for a new person plus you can add Yola Mail which is a domain mail facility very easily for about $10 per year. (Of course there are other mail options but it all takes time and effort so if you are into that well and good).

Yola Bronze is about $50 per year whereas Silver is about $90 per year.

Bing Yahoo: http://forum.yola.com/yola/topics/ver...

You don't need to enter the tracking code into a Silver facility as such as you can see from the tutorial I wrote.

You do need a domain to reliably get onto Bing but there are many who have never verified with Bing/Yahoo who are in it. I have also known of users who did earlier verification with Bing and when Bing changed their procedures of verification they dropped off :(