Verifying domain with google?

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I've spent all day on this & I'm still going around in circles!....IN IDIOT FORM....how do I verify my domain with google? I've registered with them, i've tried to attach a mettatag...to no avail, I don't know where to look for the DNS & I've downloaded the code but don't know how to upload it to my website. Not a good day!
Stupid question but does my website have to be live to verify my web address to google?
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You have to have your Yola website 'PUBLISHED; in order for Google to crawl and find the attached file for verification. Without doing this, the attached tag is not yet "live" to Google either. Do you need help in adding the verification file?
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or we can do that. checked your email?
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ahaha I'll check it again
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Mel

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Yes that's correct!...perfect
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I feel I have to say.....I have been rude,offensive & very impatient yet Rynaldo has remained proffesional right to the very end! He's managed to sort my problems out whilst remaining proffesional! This person has the patience of a saint & I can't praise him enough! I don't have any computer experience & with his help I feel I have overcome a massive obsticle.
Excellent service...Thank you!!
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We're so glad to hear that Rynaldo has been of great assistance to you. We are always so grateful for our forum members who make our job easier!
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Also, i assume we are talking about Google WBT. In this case, get your verification code from WBT, go to your Yola site, on your dashboard (top), click on the 'site' dropdown and select 'site settings' ..... Once here, go down to 'tracking' and click on Google Webmaster. Here you will be asked to include your code. Do this, save, and click on 'Publish'

The code will look something like this : meta name="google-site-verification" content="s2iLJujEo6DVW32s1xEXs8O2rzKBVR0Py0HW6ISCaDs"

However, i assume you will only need to copy and paste the (s2iLJujEo6DVW32s1xEXs8O2rzKBVR0Py0HW6ISCaDs) section of this code into your yola website. Let me know if this works.
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Hi Rynaldo,
Thanks for your help but I joined Google apps & not WBT....Do I need to join WBT or will the two conflict?
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Oh sorry, you have Google Apps already ? For some reason i skipped this part. Leave WBT for now and do the same as explained above (just using Apps) and let me knw if it works.
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Sorry..Yes I have google apps already. I'll attempt what you have suggested now...& fingers crossed
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okay great ! let me know, and remember to publish your site so Google apps can crawl and find your loaded verification file. this takes a few seconds. let me know okay
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also remember to "verifiy" in your google apps account after you have published your site and uploaded the verification file.
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Hi Mel,

Are you speaking of Google Webmaster or Google Analytics? Please take a peek at the steps for both processes here:

Google Webmaster

Google Apps

Once we are familiarized with which process you are trying to verify, and the step you are struggling with, we'll be able to assist you further.

Thanks!
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item 7 meaning ?
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RSPublishing

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the meta tag verification option should be in your Google Apps control panel. Copy it and follow the steps given above.
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RSPublishing

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Remember to choose the META tag option for verification
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Thanks Brianna I'll try that first!
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RSPublishing

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Brianna ? OR Rynaldo ?
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Hi,
Sorry to ask all thses stupid questions!..I've joined Google apps but after that I just seem to be going around circles
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Google Apps ? We all have days like these :) Sign up with Google Webmaster Tools and let me know and we can take it from there. This is easy !
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Hi Brianna,
I joined google Apps not WBT or Google Analytics.
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Use Apps ! Basically the same verification process as what i explained above.Just follow my steps
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Mel

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I've found & copied the verification code but it says to paste it into my sites home page. Is that the CSS or the HTML?
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if the code looks similar to the example i gave you above, paste it to where i suggested in my steps above. again, the code should look like this :

meta name="google-site-verification" content="s2iLJujEo6DVW32s1xEXs8O2rzKBVR0Py0HW6ISCaDs"

Only take the : s2iLJujEo6DVW32s1xEXs8O2rzKBVR0Py0HW6ISCaDs PART
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don't worry about anything else. also, paste an example of your verification code here
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Rynaldo aye you still there?
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Mel

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Rynaldo aye you still there?
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Hello Mel,

If you're trying to verify your site through Google Apps, please follow the steps on this tutorial: Setting up your email with Google Apps.

If you still struggle with this, please let us know your domain and we can try to assist further.
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hi Sanja, problem is solved
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Hi Mel

Just checking whether you are trying to verify your domain ultimateoutbacktechnology.co.uk.

If you are, then I see that the TXT record (Google verification code) has not been added yet.

Let us know if you need more help with this.
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hi Nazlie, problem is solved