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Google Search Console Now Allows Verification Through DNS CNAME

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Google Search Console Now Allows Verification Through DNS CNAME

Google announced this morning that they have added a new way to verify your domain name and properties in Google Search Console. You can now do so through or via DNS CNAME, not just a TXT verification over DNS.

There was some confusion around this but yes, CNAME is a new method of verification, as Google’s Daniel Waisberg confirmed on Twitter.

Google said, “We’re happy to let you know that starting today you’ll be able to verify your website on Google Search Console using a DNS CNAME record.”

Here is a screenshot:

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Here are all the supported verification methods:

Verification method details

  • HTML file upload
  • HTML tag
  • Domain name provider
  • Google Analytics tracking code
  • Google Tag Manager container snippet
  • Google Sites
  • Blogger
  • Google Domains

DNS seems to be the one of the most popular one for some time now. What is new, is that Google previously allowed DNS verification through TXT, now Google also supports CNAME.

For more details on how this CNAME DNS verification works, see this help document.

The reason for confusion is that the old Google Webmaster Tools for ages ago did support the CNAME method but not Google Search Console:

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Forum discussion at Twitter.



Source: www.seroundtable.com

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Google Testing Expandable Maps In Search & Tabs In Map Results

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Google Maps Testing Overlay Box For Local Listing

Google is testing an expandable map feature in Google Search for when you see the map load in mobile search. This is instead of when you click on the map and it takes you into Google Maps, here Google is just expanding the map screen larger and adds a link to go to Google Maps. Also, Google is testing tabs in the business profile via in Google Maps.

This expandable map test was spotted by Shameem Adhikarath on Twitter, here is a GIF of it in action:

You can see that after it expands, there are buttons to Open in Maps and Driving Directions.

Also, Punit spotted tabs again in the Google Business Profile listing in Google Maps. We saw this back in June, here is his tweet on this:

Forum discussion at Twitter.



Source: www.seroundtable.com

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