I am exasperated. I tried to follow your clear directions to verify my blog site on Google and must have messed up. Now, when I try to re-start the process, it shows an old image of my blog (since revised) and doesn't allow me to complete the verification process.
I tried the simple two-click method (which I now can't find)and couldn't find any "Google Verification" listing under "Settings" (as it said I would in the left sidebar).
I am desperate. My blog is growing quite well and I have a job prospect upcoming as a blog consultant (using WordPress). I really need the SEO power of Google. Can anyone help? Please?