I’m working on an existing site and went to add the Google verification META tag to link the site to Webmaster Tools.
It came up with the message: Verification failed. Your site’s home page returns a status of 404 (Not found) instead of 200 (OK).
I then went to an independant site to check the headers to make sure it wasn’t Google (http://www.seoconsultants.com/tools/headers
) and it also said 404. Other pages come up as 200, but the URL itself comes up 404.
I removed the .htaccess file to see if that would help, but still nothing. I also disabled ’friendly URLs’ to see if that would help, but also nothing.
Can anyone help me please - I’ve spent hours trying to figure this out with no luck
Thanks in advance!