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Is it normal to have to re-verify a site?

   
5:58 pm on May 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I just checked my webmaster tools account and it says my site needs to be verified.
This site ahs been up for years and I last verified it in Jan. Is it normal to have to re-verify a site?
I then logged out and back into webmastertools and it then showed no sign of my site at all. It is completely gone.
What could be happening here?
7:38 pm on May 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I've had to reverify a few in the past... maybe they drop the verification if ever the site was unreachable?
8:34 pm on May 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Can happen if your 404 not found page is customized, and returns a 200. Google checks for both:
123455abcd-verification
Non_exist-123455abcd-verification

If the later returns a 200 page found, google would for security reasons not acknowledge the site as verified.

12:12 pm on May 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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It seems that once it fails verification they never never check it again until you manually say 'umm, guys?'
A bit silly.
and 'site problems' causes the verification to fail
 

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