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On my YouTube account it offers the ability to connect my website with my YouTube.In order to do so I need to verify I am me.

My YouTube is http://www.youtube.com/c/karenramel
My squarespace website is: http://www.csmlove.com

YOUTUBE INFO: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9008080?visit_id=636992871950556658-4278674791&rd=1

I blindly tried the first method which involved uploading a html file which I did by going to my programming site on squarespace, clicking + LINK and navigating to FILE and uploading the FILE. However clicking the verification link on the page didn't acknowledge its location there.

They offer these other methods:

METHOD 1:Recommended: HTML tagAdd a meta tag to your site's home page.1. Copy the meta tag below, and paste it into your site's home page. It should go in the section, before the first section.

Show me an example 2. Click Verify below. To stay verified, don't remove the meta tag, even after verification succeeds.

(I do not know how to add html to a css page area of the header)

METHOD 2:HTML file upload

Upload an HTML file to your site. (TRIED - no luck)

METHOD 3:Domain name provider

Sign in to your domain name provider. (TUCOWS is not listed - think thats it)

METHOD 4:Google Analytics

Use your Google Analytics account. (?)

METHOD 5:Google Tag Manager

Use your Google Tag Manager account. (?)

This site and its css is super new to me - I'm old school html. Please can someone assist?Thank you k

Edited by karenramel
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I am a dental professional creating a hobby website/blog to share my love of the circular sock knitting machine.

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Not sure if you still need help with this, but I just found a quick way that works fairly well.  I used the alternative method of adding an HTML tag to my squarespace website.  Follow this list of steps:

(if you already have the HTML meta tag - skip to step 5)

1) Open YouTube Studio site 

2) Click on Settings tab on the left pane under your channels logo

3) Click on Channel tab, then click on Advanced Settings, then scroll down to click on Advanced Channel Settings

4) Scroll down to Associated Website section, then click on Alternative Methods to find specific HTML meta tag to copy.

5) Now open your Squarespace account to edit website settings

6) Click Settings tab on the left pane

7) Click Advanced tab

8) Click Code Injection tab

9) Paste your HTML meta tag into the Header section, then click save

10) Return to the YouTube Studio site, and click Verify

This seemed to be very simple compared to the first method.  Hope this helps!


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Where exactly did you paste that? Inside the script or after?

Mine shows this

<script type='application/ld+json'> 
  "@context": "http://www.schema.org",
  "@type": "WebSite",
  "name": "Retirement Portfolio Partners",
  "url": "https://www.retirementportfoliopartners.com/"

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