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Failed Website Verification in Google Merchant Center

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Hello,

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: www.giftbag.ae

 

Using the classic upload file method doesnt seem to work. The verification file is uploaded and available on http://www.giftbag.ae/google3705f9b3d7c47b57.html

 

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:
https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35179

(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:
https://productforums.google.com/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 --
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/160637

otherwise, the best likely course is to contact google directly:
https://support.google.com/merchants/contact/website_verification

see also
https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=www.giftbag.ae&tab=mobile
https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=www.giftbag.ae&tab=desktop