I'm trying to verify my site for Norton Verification. and have read many of the forums
I tried adding the meta tag into the home page by adding the Norton suggested code to the theme.liquid file. I tried the placement of the code on several blank lines below the head tag and above the body tag and it's not working.
I haven't even tried Google verification yet.
any help would be appreciated.
Your meta tag looks fine to me. Did a quick bit of Googling and it looks like this is a common problem with Norton & Shopify. Suggest you do what everyone else seems to have done and contact Norton and get them to verify it for you. See this thread as one of the many posts with the same issue https://community.norton.com/en/forums/shopify-meta-tag-help-not-able-verify
Hope that helps.