we have verified our site ownership using HTML tag in index file of our website

<meta name="google-site-verification" content="your verification string">

we have added above tag in the head tag we have successfully set meta tag & achieved our goal to activate search console my question is for accessing search console in future should I need to remain meta tag in the index file or

we can remove those tag from index file will work for me

  • Why would you care whether or not that meta tag is in place?
    – Steve
    Commented Aug 13, 2020 at 5:24
  • what is the need of removing ?refer this site:support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9008080?hl=en
    – AjayGohil
    Commented Aug 13, 2020 at 11:01
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    meta tag left in a code will no harm us at all but for our knowledge, I need to understand once you verified you can remove or not.
    – umang naik
    Commented Aug 14, 2020 at 1:41

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After verifying site ownership, is it ok to remove the <meta name="google-site-verification"> tag?

No. If you want to remove it and remain verified, you'll need to use another form of verification.


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