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Please tell me in simple terms starting from the dashboard of a 3.3.1 webpage how to get to the place where I put this meta tag google is requiring in order to verify my site.

If you start with on the main page--Please explain how to get there. My main page is just a post. then I have other pages.

I've placed this meta tag all over my pages and google has not been able verify from any of them.

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This question is incomprehensible. What verification code? Google has a LOT of services. –  m0r7if3r Mar 12 '12 at 0:31
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the meta verification code should be in the <head> section, which you usually find in header.php of the used theme.

dashboard - appearance - editor -

select header.php from the list on the right;

add the meta verification code in its own line before </head>;

click update file

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This will be overwritten after the next theme update. –  toscho Mar 12 '12 at 0:35
    
@toscho - thanks, I am aware of that possibility - just too lazy to write this into my answer. –  Michael Mar 12 '12 at 0:38
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The meta tag Google is searching for has to be put into the head section of your HTML. You cannot change this section in a post editor. If you don’t want to edit your theme files:

  1. Install the plugin Magic Widgets and activate it (Plugins/Add new).
  2. Got to Design/Widgets and drag the Widget Unfiltered Text into the header box.
  3. Copy the meta element into the box and click Save. Done.

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