I can´t verify my site on Google.
I´ve done this several times for several sites, all inside the same host.
I´ve tried the HTML tag method, HTML upload, Domain Name provider (I canp´t find the options that Google tell me that I should activate...), and Google Analytics.
I always get this response:
Verification failed for http://www.mysite.com/ using the Google Analytics method (1 minute ago). Your verification file returns a status of 403 (Forbidden) instead of 200 (OK).
I´ve checked the server headers, and I get this result:
- REQUESTING: http://www.mysite.com GET / HTTP/1.1 Connection: Keep-Alive Keep-Alive: 300 Accept:/ Host: www.mysite.com Accept-Language: en-us Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0b; Windows NT 6.0)
SERVER RESPONSE: HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 03:25:22 GMT Server: Apache/2.2.19 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.19 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 mod_bwlimited/1.4 PHP/5.2.17 Connection: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Final Destination Page (It shows my actual homepage).
What can I do? The hosting is the very same as in my other sites, where I didn´t have any issue at all! Thanks for your help!
Note: As I have a Drupal 7 site, I´ve tried a "Drupal solution" first, but haven´t found any that solved this issue...
How can it be forbidden when I can access the link perfectly ok? Is there any solution to this? Thanks!
Almost forgot to add: I´ve checked my error logs:
188.8.131.52 - - [19/Sep/2012:00:35:33 -0300] "GET /google03h063571yf562bk.html HTTP/1.1" 403 - "-" "Google-Site-Verification/1.0"
184.108.40.206 - - [19/Sep/2012:00:35:45 -0300] "GET /google03h063571yf562bk.html HTTP/1.1" 200 53 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/21.0.1180.89 Safari/537.1"