Error: We weren’t able to verify your property

Last update: 29 September, 2017

Google Search Console shows the error

We weren’t able to verify your property: https://example.com/
Verification failed for https://example.com/ using the Meta tag method (less than a minute ago). We couldn’t find the verification meta tag.

Cause

This error happens when Google does not see the proper verification code in the source code for your website.

Solution

Please view the page source (how to guide here) of your site and verify that:

  • You are not outputting more than one google-site-verification meta tag. If you have multiple, please remove all but one.
  • The google-site-verification meta tag in your source code matches exactly to the one show in Google Search Console.

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