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Failed Website Verification in Google Merchant Center

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Need a little help here in the Merchant Center. I have done this for my other website without any issues but the Merchant Center cant seem to verify this site:


Using the classic upload file method doesnt seem to work. The verification file is uploaded and available on


but when i click on verify and claim i get the below error:


Verification failed - We were unable to connect to your server.
Claiming failed - You must verify your URL before you can claim it.



Have tried alternate methods of adding meta tags to the header

meta name="google-site-verification" content="XXXXX"


still getting the same error..


i am stuck, pls help !

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Failed Website Verification in Google Merchant Center

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verification and claim are separate steps.

(1) navigate to the google-search-console
and verify the domain is properly verified:

(2) be certain that the website url responds both
properly and fast enough to all google's requests,

within and from all countries.

(3) for help with verification, try posting in the web-masters-central forum:!categories/webmasters/verification

(4) also, for shopping-ads, be certain that the information showing for

the website domain is currently listed as a supported target-country --

otherwise, the best likely course is to contact google directly:

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