If you’ve previously used Google Tag Manager to verify your website in Search Console, you may now have to log in to check if you need to re-verify it.
There are several ways to verify your website in Search Console, and using Google Tag Manager to do so is only one of those. If you’ve previously used this method to verify your properties, you will have to check whether your site is still verified. The reason behind this inconvenience was an issue with the GTM verification method in the Search Console. This has now been fixed.
Failing to check and re-verify will lead to the temporary loss of data as long as your properties are not verified. Furthermore, you won’t get access to your property dashboard until you’ve done so.
We had an issue with the GTM verification method in Search Console, but it should be solved by now. You might need to re-verify. More details on how to verify at https://t.co/OkEwe4YvJv
— Google Webmasters (@googlewmc) February 3, 2020
The best way to check if you need to re-verify any of your properties is simply to log into your account. If your site’s data is available, then you’re in the clear. If not, you will also get a notification to verify a property, so simply go ahead with the process to re-verify.
Just remember that if you use different Gmail accounts to access different GSC properties, you’ll have to make sure to be logged into the right one at the time; otherwise, you will be served the notification anyway.
You can use any of the usual methods to do so, depending on your level of control over your site’s code, server, DNS, etc. I always prefer the DNS record verification method, as you can use it to verify the entire domain at once. You can read more about the various verification methods here.
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