why wont it verify?

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Why after following your verifiaction instructions to the letter will google still not verify my site?

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Hello Fiona,

I'm sorry you are frustrated and would like to help. If you are having trouble getting your site to verify there are a few reasons why this could be happening.

1. Make sure that you have entered the proper code into the Google Webmaster field. You only need to enter the text that is between the " " and nothing else; it will look something like this: XlBMeWkrAxWIJtD5n3C3N8Zv09QKKl3R1MaoZnssKA0=

2. 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.

3. 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.

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

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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where and how exactly do you paste this? in an html box or a text box? above or under the analytics?
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jim mcelfresh

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http://www.californiadirtdrags.com/
heres my page, where would it go?
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Hi Jim,
You will place it in a field in the Content Sidebar, I will attach a screen shot. But it is very important that you paste the correct portion of code so going through the tutorial will be very helpful: Google Webmaster Tutorial.


Emmy
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jim mcelfresh

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thank you, I had it right at one time, ,,, does this affect the analytics?
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jim mcelfresh

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Got it, thank you.. I did know that at one time.. To much information to remember about this stuff, and I always forget the important stuff. Thanks for your help. I have been messing with that for a week off and on... thanks again. If ya like motorcycles, check out me and my friends,,,
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I'm glad to hear you got it working! =)
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jim mcelfresh

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thnx.. I knew that, I have done it before, it all came back to me as I was reading.. thnx again..
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Hi,
I am positive that I only copy/pasted the portion between the two "". I posted the code/tag into the properties sidebar box where it says Google Webmaster (properties of the index page, not a widget). I did publish my website, but still Google cannot find/verify my side.
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Hello,
Google Webmaster is currently experiencing a problem with verifying sites. This seems to be a temporary issue on their side.
For more info, please refer to Google Webmaster Forum.

We will keep an eye on this and post back here when it appears to be fixed. Sorry about the inconvenience, but this is a problem on Google's end that is out of our control.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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No problem - thanks, Emmy!