google verification: meta tag doesn't copy correctly

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I am unable to verify my site with google. when i copy and paste the meta tag into the correct box in yola properties, it seems to read fine but when I go back to google to verify the site it says that the meta tag is incorrect. not sure how to view my html but a google support person did and said the tag is wrong, despite the fact that the tag that entered is correct.
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manasi_dutta

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Hi
Verifying your site in google through Gogle Webmaster tools is very simple. Closely look the meta tags below.:

you have to copy only the following out of the whole code. Like below.

A0edruKYoSRfgq1ayokqvNuvH3qrtTdZuCBY3N0FVo8

If you copy whole code as shown in google, it will not work.
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Thanks manasi_dutta!
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In addition to manasi_dutta's suggestion, you can also check the following:

1. Make sure you clicked the yellow Update Site button after you entered the code. This will apply the change to your site so Google can crawl it.

2. If you have done both of these things and are still not able to verify your site, you may have entered your url in incorrectly. My suggestion would be to go back through the tutorial and redo the steps to make sure each part was done properly. Here is a link to the tutorial: Google Webmaster Tutorial.

If none of these suggestions solves your problem please let me know.
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Hey

As manasi_dutta suggested - only copy the given section of the code. The code usually has "" on the start and end, however, exclude these ("") when you copy and paste.