Verification meta tag - not working.

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I have been crawling through this forum and most of google (Yeah... Im wild that way). I have read the document for how to get your shopify store verfied by Google Search Console. My site is not password protected. 

I have added the Meta tag in the theme.liquid. Both under the <head> and under one of the other meta tags. Google will not verify - telling me that they can't find the meta tag. It shows when I look for it in Chrome. 

I tried adding my site both with http and https in google search console. If I use https googl can't find my site at all. 

I added a html file, following the steps both in the document and various ideas about it ind this forum. When i hit Verify this comes up:

Verification failed for ;using the HTML file method (Less than a minute ago). Your verification file has the wrong content. Are you using the verification file that was downloaded from this site?

Show found file content 

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Frameset//EN" "">; <html><head><title></title></head><frameset rows="100%"><frame src="">; <noframes><p>Your user agent does not support frames or is currently configured not to display frames. However you may visit <a href="">the page that was supposed to be here</a></p></noframes></frameset></html>

I don't know what to do... I hope some clever person here, can guide me in the right direction. 

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Did you follow the guide for setting up the domain name?. It looks like you might have set that up incorrectly as it's using a URL Frame for the redirection. You don't want to redirect the domain in this way.

How did you setup the redirection?

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You sir - are a life saver! Thank you! Also - I feel a bit stupid for not realising this. 🙂 Thank you again.

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Hi there,

Any advice on how I can fix my Meta tag please? When I search my website in google it doesn’t show the information I have saved. Also my website is not showing up in google? I have verified everything and the site map was successful.

Thanks Alicia