If a website uses meta name="verify-v1" within the head, does this mean they are using Google Webmaster tools? and is it associated with any other services?

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The meta name verify-v1 used to be associated with Google Webmaster Tools, it is now deprecated and has been replaced with the meta name google-site-verification, which now works across Google's services and not just restricted to WMT.

List of Webmaster Verification, Ownership and Verify Sites

<meta name="google-site-verification" content="GOOGLE ID HERE" />
<meta name="msvalidate.01" content="BING ID HERE" />
<meta name="alexaVerifyID" content="ALEXA ID HERE" />
<meta name="norton-safeweb-site-verification" content="NORTON ID HERE" />
<meta name="wot-verification" content="WOT ID HERE" />
<meta name="p:domain_verify" content="PINTEREST ID HERE" />
<meta name="yandex-verification" content="YANDEX ID HERE" />
<meta name="majestic-site-verification" content="MAJESTIC ID HERE" />
<meta name="avgthreatlabs-verification" content="AVG ID HERE" />
<meta name="baidu-site-verification" content="BAIDU ID HERE" />

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