I created a
GitHub site last September using a
Windows 10 laptop. Since then I have created five repositories.
GitHub Page for the main repo but
Bing can locate the repository.
I provided links to the main repo and its
GitHub Page in this post. Then harrymc suggested in a comment that I change the name of the repo. I have done that.
The original links (which might not work anymore) were:
Today I recreated the repo and
GitHub Page after harrymc’s comment to:
and renamed the original repo and
GitHub Page to:
For months I tried adding a
Google Site Verification file
Google Search Console and pushed to the main repo of interest.
Mostly I tried using the original url for the main branch of the
GitHub tutorial repo in
Google Search Console (under
URL prefix). The original link, which might not work anymore after following harrymc’s suggestion today, was:
The new URL’s as of this morning are:
Google Search Console returned this error message when I clicked the
Verify button after uploading the verification file to the main branch of my original
GitHub tutorial repo. I have not tried this process after creating the new repo with the shorter name and renaming the original repo this morning:
Your verification file has the wrong content. Are you using the verification file that you downloaded here?
Please fix your implementation and reverify, or use another verification method.
The content of the
Google Site Verification file is:
I have done everything I can think of to resolve this issue including working through ~15 hours of video in multiple
Github courses on
YouTube videos, searching the internet and adding a link to my
GitHub repository multiple places on the internet including my
Stack Exchange profile.
Answers to this
StackOverflow post seem to be to try using
Google Search Console and the question has been closed. That approach is not working for me as described above:
I also have looked at a similar post on
and asked for help myself on that forum.
Thank you for any suggestions and assistance 1.) enabling
GitHub repos and/or my
GitHub Page in search results and 2.) verifying my