You might recall that I found I had dropped off the Google Blog Search radar about a week ago. This morning I used one of the common PageRank tools and found that my PageRank was -1! That can’t be good. 🙂 So I went to the Google Webmaster Tools page and signed up, attempting to learn more information about my recent lack of mojo. Unfortunately, they asked for a verification method that, at first glance, didn’t seem like it was possible with the hosted WordPress.com solution. Your choices are to either (a) add a <META> tag to your home page; or (b) add a file — in a specific location — to your website. Neither seemed possible at first glance with WP.
However, this post was invaluable to me in trying to figure out how to get my WordPress.com website verified with GWT. Thank you mod_rewrite()!