Ive got an old website that i want to 301 redirect to another website (using
.htaccess). I want to claim ownership of the property in Google Webmaster tools, to do this i usually use the file upload option, the only issue is that if i do this it cant be verified because when google checks for the file, it gets redirected.
The other option is that i set the verification file, tell google to verify, then set the 301, this works, but after a while it seems that google then looks again for the verification, cant find it and thus remarks the site as unverified in the Webmaster tools.
Any ideas how i can get around this ?