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Cannot download .html file to verify website ownership

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I am trying to verify the ownership of my site, but when I click on the HTML link to download it, nothing happens. It simply wot download. The options I see upon right clicking on it lead me to believe that for some reason it isnt even acting like a link. Anyone know a solution to this, or is this simply a temporary Google glitch? 

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Re: Cannot download .html file to verify website ownership

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Shannon,

The site verification process is through Google Webmaster Tools/ Google search Console, while it is relevant to adwords in part, you may get better results by asking the question here:
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!categories/webmasters/webmaster-tools

as that help forum is more specific to the topic at hand, and deal with these things daily as the people here many only deal with it once in a blue more or rarely.

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Shannon,

The site verification process is through Google Webmaster Tools/ Google search Console, while it is relevant to adwords in part, you may get better results by asking the question here:
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!categories/webmasters/webmaster-tools

as that help forum is more specific to the topic at hand, and deal with these things daily as the people here many only deal with it once in a blue more or rarely.

Re: Cannot download .html file to verify website ownership

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You can copy the file name of the verifcation file on the page.

For example google70146asdw1c3509d.html

Create a html file with that name and than paste inside of it the following code

google-site-verification: google70146asdw1c3509d.html

Please replace the filename after colon with your own.

Hope this helps.
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