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  • Question

  • Hello,

     

    I can't add my website to webmaster tools. I'm asked to add the folowing voe to my <head> tag:

     

    <meta name="msvalidate.01" content="5C1AFB03B7374DC1B94298A8FCEF7510" />

     

    It's there, you can check the source code - http://blogs.technet.com/filecab

     

    Yet webmaster tools still give me a Verification error: Sorry, we couldn't verify that you manage that website. Please try again. I waited a few days and clicked the button "try again", but still no success.

     

    Any clues on what I'm doing wrong?

    Saturday, March 15, 2008 3:01 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

     

    We apologize for the validation issues you are currently having. Please understand that these tools are still in beta and we are working on a solution to the known issue. There is another thread on this issue: http://forums.microsoft.com/webmaster/showpost.aspx?postid=3067675&siteid=79&mode=1&sb=0&d=1&at=7&ft=11&tf=0&pageid=0 You may want to try the suggestions Jeremiah (and Rupesh for the blog issues) made earlier in the thread to see if they work to solve the problem.

     

     

    Thanks,

     

    Wednesday, March 26, 2008 4:31 PM
  • I got it to work! I followed the steps found here:

     

    http://solutionsforofficelive.com/googlewebmastertools.aspx

     

    It didn't work at first but then I removed the google id and it worked!

     

    Try the following:

     

    1. Paste the following into notepad:

     

    %22%20%2F%3E%3Cmeta name=%22verify-v1%22 content=%22

     

    2. Now go to the code that Google gives you. Copy everything inbetween content="      " >.

     

    3. Now paste this into notepad.

     

    4. Now go to your home page, defaut.aspx, and paste the code in the keywords section.

     

    5. Go back to Google and click verify.

     

    http://meltonrecipe.com

    Wednesday, April 30, 2008 10:57 PM

All replies

  • I have the exact same problem on all the sites in my account. The code is in place see for example www.imponline.com When I added the sites the codes weren't in place, they where added later, but now when I am trying to verify them it is not working

    Regards

    Jonas
    Friday, March 21, 2008 3:54 AM
  • same here, not sure what the deal is.  I put the metatag on my homepage.  www.legaladvantage.net
    Sunday, March 23, 2008 10:10 PM
  • Hi,

     

    We are currently reviewing this issue and will let you know as soon as we have a solution.  

     

    Thanks,

     

    Brett

     

    Tuesday, March 25, 2008 10:11 PM
  • I've been having the same problem for one of my blogs http://blog.livedoor.jp/syoshii/ for weeks. I added the meta tag but the webmaster tool doesn't recognize it. I have no idea why this happens. Please help!

    Wednesday, March 26, 2008 9:19 AM
  • Have you tried using the html verification method for webmaster tools?

    http://meltonrecipe.googlepages.com
    Wednesday, March 26, 2008 1:29 PM
  • Hello,

     

    We apologize for the validation issues you are currently having. Please understand that these tools are still in beta and we are working on a solution to the known issue. There is another thread on this issue: http://forums.microsoft.com/webmaster/showpost.aspx?postid=3067675&siteid=79&mode=1&sb=0&d=1&at=7&ft=11&tf=0&pageid=0 You may want to try the suggestions Jeremiah (and Rupesh for the blog issues) made earlier in the thread to see if they work to solve the problem.

     

     

    Thanks,

     

    Wednesday, March 26, 2008 4:31 PM
  • Unfortunatelly I can't use the XML validation because the blog doesn't let us upload files.

     

    I also tried Rupest's sugestion

     

    Code Block

    Replace " with &quot; < with &lt; and > with &gt; to solve the problem
    i.e.

    &lt;meta name=&quot;msvalidate.01&quot; content=&quot;CA02E8261AB2404A936F162CBEB4EC03&quot;/&gt;


    for sitemap submit:- http://yourblogname.blogspot.com/atom.xml


    But it doesn't work either, because what happens is that it just prints the whole thing on screen. And even so, I tried to run validate and didn't go Smile

     

    Please post back when you have a solution for this!

     

    Thanks,

    Friday, March 28, 2008 10:36 PM
  • Same here, my blog doesn't support file upload except image files and the directory for the files is not in the same domain as the blog anyway so I can't use verification by xml file.

     

    Sunday, April 6, 2008 2:07 PM
  • I got it to work! I followed the steps found here:

     

    http://solutionsforofficelive.com/googlewebmastertools.aspx

     

    It didn't work at first but then I removed the google id and it worked!

     

    Try the following:

     

    1. Paste the following into notepad:

     

    %22%20%2F%3E%3Cmeta name=%22verify-v1%22 content=%22

     

    2. Now go to the code that Google gives you. Copy everything inbetween content="      " >.

     

    3. Now paste this into notepad.

     

    4. Now go to your home page, defaut.aspx, and paste the code in the keywords section.

     

    5. Go back to Google and click verify.

     

    http://meltonrecipe.com

    Wednesday, April 30, 2008 10:57 PM
  • Thanks for the info.

    Friday, May 30, 2008 5:59 PM