Verification: Google Sites

Websites created with Google Sites are automatically verified in your Webmaster Tools account. If you want to verify ownership of a custom domain URL, follow these steps.

Verify a site created in Google Sites:

  1. Make sure you've added your site to your Google Webmaster Tools account.
  2. On the Webmaster Tools Home page, click the Manage Site button next to the site you want, and then click Verify this site.
  3. In the Verification method drop-down list, select Meta tag (if it is not already selected).
  4. Copy the meta tag that appears on the page.
  5. In Google Sites, open the site you want to verify.
  6. In the top right corner, click More actions, and then click Manage site.
  7. In the left-hand column, under Site settings, click General.
  8. In the Google Webmaster Tools verification box, paste the meta tag you copied from Webmaster Tools, and click Save changes.
  9. Go back to Webmaster Tools verification page, and click Verify.

Once you've verified your site, Google Sites will automatically generate a Sitemap for it, ready for you to submit to Google.

If you created your site using Google Apps, your Sitemap URL is:

http://sites.google.com/a/(your domain)/(site name)/system/feeds/sitemap 

If your site is located at http://sites.google.com/yoursite, your Sitemap URL is:

http://sites.google.com/site/(site name)/system/feeds/sitemap