When I try to log onto Google Search Console, I get an error message saying to Verify ownership again. Not sure what’s up since I’ve had no issue logging into the console for years.
After selecting Verify ownership via HTML tag (which is already on my website) I get an Ownership verification failed error message saying “Could not find your site. Please check that you provided the correct URL for your property.”
We are using Cloudflare and have allowed only Google bots due to some bot attacks. Do we need to allow all known bots to fix this?
Kindly, may I ask you to check out what option have you got selected by navigating to the Cloudflare dashboard → Caching → Configuration → find section “Browser Cache TTL” and make sure the selected option from the dropdown menu is “Respect Existing Headers”.
Furthermore, from the same menu, click on the blue button saying “Purge Everything” to flush the cache at Cloudflare Edge, just in case.
Wait for a minute or two.
Refresh a page in your Web browser, otherwise try clearing your Web browser cache or use a different Web browser to test out again.
May I ask have you tried using a different Web browser, or tried clearing your Web browser cache?
How about using a Private window (Incognito mode) or a VPN connection if possible?
Is it the same behaviour on your mobile phone (4G LTE, mobile data, cellular)?
ou could determine if this behaviour continues even by using a “Pause” option at Cloudfalre as follows:
Use the “Pause Cloudflare on Site” option from the Overview tab for your domain at dash.cloudflare.com .
The link is in the lower right corner of that page.
Give it five minutes to take effect
Make sure site is working as expected with HTTPS.
Retry on Google Search Console and make sure you’ve got the file