Google verification

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I need to verify my ownership of my website for my google business account but yola is restricting me from doing this, I cannot edit my HTML and I cannot upload a file needed for the verification... What can I do??
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Here is just a short review on adding Google Apps to your Yola purchased domain:

1. Log into your Google Apps account.
2. On the "Setup" page, click on "Verify Domain Ownership" and then click "Next" to begin.
3. On the next page, select the tab called "Alternate methods".
4. Select "Add a DNS record to your domain's configuration", and from the drop-down box select "Other".
5. Google is in the process of changing the way they do domain verification, so you will either receive a TXT record or a CNAME.
* The TXT record will look something like this:
* The CNAME will look something like this:
6. Select the TXT record or CNAME, right-click and copy it.
7. Log into your Yola account and make sure you are on the My Yola page.
8. Click on "Domains" and, next to the domain you are using for your email address, click on "Advanced settings".
9. Click on "Set up email for your domain" and choose the "Configure your email" option.
10. Click on "Gmail (Google apps)", paste the TXT record or CNAME into the field that says "Google App Set-up (CName)", and click on "Submit". Please note: Although the field says CNAME, it will work with a TXT record.

The TXT record / CNAME will be added to your DNS within 48 hours. Once this period has elapsed, go back to your Google Apps account and click on the "Verify" button that was visible on the same page as the Google Apps TXT record you've just added to your DNS settings. Your domain will now be verified and you can start using the Google Apps mail services.

If there is a particular step above that you are struggling with, or if you are receiving an error message during this procedure, please let us know.