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Robert Kedzior
Robert Kedzior

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Netlify post processing snippets

This is something that I've come across whilst developing my personal blog with Gatsby.

I was thinking about adding Google AdSense to my website, so I had to find a solution to inject <script> tag into my <head> tag. My first thought was to use react-helmet to inject the AdSense script.

So I added the code which looked like this

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Unfortunately, the output couldn't be properly verified by google checks, so I had to find an alternative way to do this.

After doing some research I've stumbled across StackOverflow response, which mentioned Netlify post processing html injection.

If you go to Netlify -> Settings -> Build & Deploy -> Post processing, you will see this screen

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After clicking on the add snippet button you will see this

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In the dropdown you can select where you to inject the script, then you type in the title of you snippet, and then the HTML of you snippet, for example

<script async src=""></script>
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This will now be injected into the page section that you selected in the dropdown.

This has worked great for me, and I personally really like this feature. Expecially for site generator like Gatsby which doesn't include a default index.html file where you can include your scripts.

Top comments (2)

brianantony456 profile image

Hi Robert,

I have tried using this option but adsense fails saying that ** cannot be verified. How were you able to succeed ? Should I buy a domain name first ?

aissabouguern profile image

Do Google Auto Ads show normally when surfing between pages ?