verifying mysitesite.co.uk with google apps

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I have registered with google apps because I need an email address info@mysite. In order to verify that I own this site, google apps asks me to upload a verification html file verifile.html and go to the file through my browser. However they recognise the location myfile/verifile.html, while my yola account can only get in in mysite/resources/verifile.html. Please tell me how to remove the word "resources" from the location of my uploaded html files.
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Hi Jenny,

You'll need to verify it a different way, as Yola users do not have access to the root directory.

The way that I recommend to do it is to add a <meta> tag on your homepage (the 'index' page) and then Google's system will see that on your site.

To do this, select the "META" option on your Google Apps control panel to verify.

Then, just copy the code and paste it into an HTML widget at the top of your site.

Make sure you save the page and publish your site before you click the button to tell Google that you have added the meta tag.

I hope this helps.
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Then, just copy the code and paste it into an HTML widget at the top of your site. ? I cannot find this widget at the top of my site The only one I saw does not help because It should go in the section, before the first section. Please clearly tell me how to do it. I am getting late. Thanks.
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Hi, the HTML widget is in the "Basic" category on the widget sidebar. Just drag that over and drop it at the top of the site. It doesn't have to be in the head like it says, it still works in the body (as far as I know).

You might want to use a TXT file though instead because sometimes the meta tag doesn't work.

Gop has posted a link to the tutorial, but here's the link again for your convenience: Setting up your email with Google Apps
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Please explain the TXT file option because it is not clear at all. I have tried pasting the meta on the HTML and saving and publishing, but the test does not work.
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Nothing has worked. Please can you direct me to any other subscriber so they can explain what they did?
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I also tried pasting the meta to a text widget but the test failed. Can I send you a temporary password for my site so you can do it for me?
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Putting it into a text widget wouldn't work because it has to be in the page's source code. The editor escapes it when you put it in a text widget so it'll display on the page.

I think the TXT option would be better for you. Please see this tutorial: Setting up your email with Google Apps

Hope this helps.
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You say:I think the TXT option would be better. Please see this tutorial: Setting up your email with Google Apps ...
However, the tutorial you talk about says nothing about TXT. It instead directs me to exactly the page that does not help. Can you explain how to do the TXT one?
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Why is this thing taking so long? It is supposed to be easy. For all the answers you have sent, you could have saved a lot of time by just explaining how to verify using TXT. I have gone through all the steps in creating the google apps account, and now I need help only with theTXT verification method.
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What doies advance DNS settings mean in the Yola account? Where do I find this, and how do I find the box to paste this?
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OK Jenny,

Have you created your Google Apps account first of all?

I am happy to work with you through this and we can do it a couple of ways.

You can either get me to do the whole thing or you can follow me step by step and advise me of your steps as you go?

It is up to you?

I'll wait here for your responses until you finish if you like?
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Have a look at Step 9 in the Yola Tutorial. this shows the Advanced Settings of the DNS
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I have a google appsa account. In Yola, I have gone to the DNS advanced settings. What else do I do?
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Please open the Yola Tutorial http://www.yola.com/tutorials/article... and go to Step 9.

I am experiencing a lag with the forum so please be patient.
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Then go to Step 10
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Jenny , You should have these 3 tabs open in your browser.

Yola Tutorial; Google Apps; Yola DNS settings

This will allow you to switch between the various requirements easily without having to close down the various pages an then reopen them again.
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How do I set up the TXT record of my website which I will paste?
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What is my TXT record, and how do I find one for my site?
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Go back to Step 8, Jenny.

Copy the code that appears at this place and then go to Step 10 and paste that code into the box as displayed.

The code or TXT record that it is referring to is over in your Google Apps pages.
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Thanks. It worked this time!
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Thanks for all of your help Gop!
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What do you mean custom domain sub domain etc? You have been trying to help meaning that the kind of domain I have is valid for an email. So How do I change my domain to the required one?
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Jenny,

That comment was made in response to another persons,
gigipdeluca's, query and wasn't related to yours. Sorry for the confusion.
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I have now succeeded to do verify the domain and set up an email address. It now works.
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Great.
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Hello Jenny,

As Nathan has mentioned the HTML file is not a solution for Yola sites and unfortunately the meta tag is very much hit and miss. Google have developed their third option which does work reliably with Yola sites and that's the option of a TXT file added to a CNAME record.

Yola have specific instructions for this Setting up your email with Google Apps
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Thanks for posting that, Gop. I forgot about the TXT option being the best for Yola :)
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The TXT or CNAME option I hope will become more and more widely used by various service providers.

Wouldn't it be great if we could get the attention of the spiders and robots via a robot.txt this way? and all kinds of meta tags alternatives for engines to take note of.
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Confusion. At first I pasted the text, and they said the email is configured,congratulations. When I go to my google apps to process, they say I stil;l had to verify site. I clicked on verify and it did not work. So I went back to check the code which google gave me, but it had changed. I cannot edit the first code I pasted on my site. What kind of problem is this?
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How can I update the DNS record to google-site-verification=g7SKbQ9gBvV9qgmGXmPXPQcgnauqcSU3gxA4R4bPqNU, because this is the current one that google says I should verify. It is strange that it changed
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When I try to edit the TXT record on my Yola to the one currently shown by google, I receive the message "Record of type TXT with name could not be edited: Invalid value". What should I do?
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Hi, Jenny,

Can you please send us an email at support@yola.com so our DNS team can take a look? Please allow at least 48 hours for them to respond.
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Hello Jenny,

Please do follow the instructions in the tutorial that Gop shared. This will contain very specific information on how to set this up.

If you still have troubles, please let us know.
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I created my site tonight through the Yola subdomain free service and was trying to add a google apps email but My Yola/Domains does not show the site as registered and therefore no "advanced settings" to click on to follow the tutorial set up. please help.
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Hello gigipdeluca,

I don't think that you can do this with a Yola sub-domain. I think you need a custom domain so that you can add these things.

You may be able to do it with the Yola mail but I'm not sure as I have never used or really explored this facility.
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Hi, gigipdeluca,

Gop is correct that this cannot be done with a sub domain. You need to have a custom domain for email.