Issue with google analytics for subdomain not being verified.

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I have a silver account and my main website it www.asmallbusinessconsultant.ca. I was able to create a subdomain - financing.asmallbusinessconsultant.ca.

I was told that someone from Yola would have to publish it for me but followed the instructions and it asked me where I wanted to publish it and financing....was an option so selected and seems to work as I can go to it directly.

Then came google. I added the webmaster meta tag code for google and bing as well and they verify fine, but then began to do google analytics and it will not verify and did it the same way under site properties where you add google analytic code just as I did for my main domain and it will not verify it.

And before someone tells me to go to Google, it is NOT their problem as I had this information (+ added some) on another ISP and domain and software where you can add the code to each page as well and it worked just fine. I moved it over to Yola so I could have some synergies between my URL and my domains.

I told them what I did and they said it was NO problem, it must be something with the software I am now using. I do not want to have to stop using Yola as I love my site but using Google analytics is mandatory and basic as I am using SEO software and if it can't find the site through analytics I am wasting my money - so will move it to where it can be read.

Can someone at Yola please help me fix my subdomain. Is it not published properly ....though it looks like it is.....or is there just an issue with Google analytics with subdomains?

Another issue with Yola and analytics is when you preview the site it somehow is picked up in google analytics and skews your results as it shows /restricted pages and it shouldn't.
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Once I took the code out of where it says to add the UA code - it now is working. I am not sure why that is there now, but once I took that out it worked.

What is that versus adding the snippit of code ?
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Google realises that there are various systems out there and that some excludet he use of certain files in certain places of the site for verification. Yola created a specific portal to allow a Google code to be placed at the correct position in the site for the Google reader to accept it. But you can't put non-specifc code in there like a line of code wrapped in HTML tags. or a text file.

Other systems allow the placement of a code snippet in the head of the site and Google can read this. Yola system doesn't give users open access to that part of the system.

Why it worked when you removed the code is a mystery to me but many things are. It's great that you persisted and got it working.