Verify Ownership of two Websites (linked together) with Google...

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I have a wee question for you lovely people again - I'm sorry. :-)

I have recently purchased a www.seaviewflowers.com URL to go along with my original www.seaviewflowers.co.uk. I have everything linked together and working good - server end and Yola end. The only thing i need to do is Verify my Ownership of the .com website with Google via my Webmaster Tools account with Google. But i am unsure how i can do this since the two websites are linked together.

The options i get from Google are :-

# 'Add a DNS record to your domain's configuration '#
You can use this option if you can sign in to your domain registrar or hosting provider and add a new DNS record.

# 'Add a meta tag to your site's home page' #
You can choose this option if you can edit your site's HTML.

# 'Upload an HTML file to your server' #
You can choose this option if you can upload new files to your site.

# 'Link to your Google Analytics account' #
You can use this option if your site already has a Google Analytics tracking code that uses the asynchronous snippet. You must be an administrator on the Analytics account.

Thank you for your corporation.
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Nathan, Champion

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Hi, you would probably want to use "add a meta tag" because one you have the code, you can drag and drop an HTML widget over and paste in the meta tag. And, it might says to insert it into the head, but you don't have to. Just insert it near the top of your page and it should work! :)

Hope this is helpful.
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I have done this for the .co.uk URL already and is confirmed with Google so I don't understand what to do since both they are linked together. I have added the .com URL to google webmaster tools but it's the verifying that seems tricky.
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Can more than one meta tag be inserted in the same HTML?

Or

Would two separate HTMLs one on top of each other, would still work.?
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Hi, yes, they both work. It doesn't matter. i have over 20 HTML widgets on my page! So, don't worry, it will work, I hope you get it working! :)
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I cant seem to get it to work, having both the meta tags in the same HTML.
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KanThaiDecor

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I think I would wait for the staff to answer this as I am not really sure....I understand what you want to do and many companies are doing as you.... buying more than one version of their domain and running them all together.
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Hi, Seaview Flowers,

How do you have these linked? Do you have two separate sites? If both domains are for one site this is the way it should be: you should pick one domain as the preferred site and redirect the other. Here is what Google has to say: #redirect
Q: I have the same content available on two domains (example.com and example2.org). How do I let Google know that the two domains are the same site?
A: Use a 301 redirect to direct traffic from the alternative domain (example2.org) to your preferred domain (example.com). This tells Google to always look for your content in one location, and is the best way to ensure that Google (and other search engines!) can crawl and index your site correctly. Ranking signals (such as PageRank or incoming links) will be passed appropriately across 301 redirects. If you're changing domains, read about some best practices for making the move.
http://sites.google.com/site/webmaste...
I hope this helps.
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I have two seperate URLs for one website. My main primary URL is the .co.uk address and I have the .com URL setup so that it's redirected to the primary .co.uk address.
I'm unsure about the 301 redirect?
Do I still have to add the .com URL to googles webmaster tools - website verification. Or do I not need to do anything since one is redirected to the primary address?
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Hi Seaview Flowers,

The redirect is already in place as the .com is redirecting to the .co.uk address automatically. You don't need to verify the .com address (as far as I know) as the .co.uk address is the primary domain.

I'm going to make sure though and ask someone to check (they're more of an expert in SEO).
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Thanks for that - So will the .com URL actually show in google, as right now it isn't on the search results. Ta!
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The primary domain should be the one showing in Google results but once again I have to ask Emmy for clarification :)
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Thanks again.
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Yes, Marije is correct on this as well :) Your primary domain, the co.uk, will be the domain that is displayed on the search engine results pages.

Emmy
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Magic...! Thank you...
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Seaview Flowers

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Ok - I have another little question for you cleaver people. :-O

I want to Verify 3 search engines Google - Yahoo - Bing, by using the Meta Tags provided from each search provider.

What exactly should i have in the HTML? I tried putting all 3 together but im SO confused.

Thanks for your patients once again. Ta!
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Hello,

Right now we only have an option for you to add a Google metatag as this is by far the most popular search engine. If the popularity of other search engines grows we many consider adding support for verifying your site with them in future.

In the meantime you can submit your URL to the other search engines, you will find information on how to do this in our tutorial: Yola Tutorial: Promoting Your Site.

I hope this helps!

Emmy
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Thanks for that. For some reason Yahoo has excepted its Meta Tag also - Weird...