Authenticating or validating your site with search engines and other services

Some search engines or content networks require that your site is authenticated or validated with them before you can access their services. The exact steps for authentication differ depending on the provider.

Common methods to help with this process will be described here.

Meta tags

Meta tags are <meta> elements within the html source of a webpage. User defined information can be stored with meta tags so they are sometimes used as a mechanism for authentication.

You can insert meta tags into your ProsePoint Express site by visiting Settings » Information in the Control Menu and filling out the Meta tags textarea.

The exact name of the meta tag and value to use will depend on the provider.