I want to verify my URL with
Google Webmaster tools but it wouldn't let me, I've tried various methods but none seem to work and the reason maybe, that the URL forwards to a different domain. I have a
.com URL forwarded to my
.ca domain, I can properly verify the
.ca domain but it wouldn't let me verify the
.com URL. Is there a trick I can use to get around this problem? The easiest verification method, is to download a
.html file and upload it to my ftp to make it accessible.
Webmaster Tools says:
Confirm successful upload by visiting
http://example.com/GoogleID.htmlin your browser.
I copied the file into my root on the FTP server and when I try to pull it up in Chrome, it attempts to resolve
https://example.com/GoogleID.html instead which returns some privacy error (due to
Why would it switch to
HTTPS even though the URL
http://www.example.com/GoogleID.html works properly and pulls up the page just fine.
.htaccess looks like:
What exactly leads to the problem I'm experiencing and what can I do to fix it? Even commenting it out (i.e. renaming
htaccess~) won't resolve the "resolution" issue, i.e. the
http:// URL still redirects me to