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How to Add a Site Verification DNS Record for Google Search Console

In this short guide you will learn how to use Sail to add a site verification DNS record for Google Search Console.

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Site verification blueprint

Sail ships with a special blueprint called site-verification.yaml. This blueprint accepts a domain and a TXT record value, which it creates on your DigitalOcean account.

First, add a domain to your Sail project:

sail domain add example.org

Make sure the name server records for your domain point to:

  • ns1.digitalocean.com
  • ns2.digitalocean.com
  • ns3.digitalocean.com

Next, add your domain in the Google Search Console, and copy the TXT record value which usually looks like google-site-verification=some-random-characters. Then run the site-verification.yaml blueprint with Sail:

sail blueprint site-verification.yaml

The blueprint will prompt for the domain name, and the TXT record value, where you could paste the value from Google Search Console.

Note that DNS changes may take up to 48 hours to propagate globally. If the domain hasn't been verified with Google after 48 hours, please refer to our getting help section.


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