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Issue verifying HubSpot sub domain (Google Search Console)

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We recently migrated our website over to HubSpot via a third-party agency. During this transition, our company blog was given a new subdomain (New = blog.company.com/ Old = www.company.com/blog).

 

We're now having issues verifying our new HubSpot subdomain on Google Search Console.

 

We have tried the recommended verification methods, yet we're still met with the "Could not find the verification file in the required location" on GSC. Our primary domain (www.company.com) has verified straight away via our Google Analytics tracking code.

 

Any ideas of what we could be doing wrong? Any more info needed then please let me know.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Hi @jdaly123,

 

Do you have any content published on the main subdomain page (blog.company.com)? My first recommendation would be publish content on that page, and then see if it registers. 

 

If you are still struggling with this, I would recommend reaching out to HubSpot Technical Support as they will be able to work with you around this issue specific to your portal to resolve this matter in a direct manner.

 

Thank you,
Jenny


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Hi Jenny,

 

Yeah we've got quite a lot of content on there now, still no luck though! Thanks for the link, I'll contact the tech support team now, hopefully they can help me out.

 

Cheers,

 

Jordan.

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Hi @jdaly123 

 

I'm not sure, how you tried to verify your subdomain. For me, it looks like you tried 'HTML File upload' method that gave this error "Your verification file was not found".  Since you're on HubSpot, HTML File upload method is not recommended. If you've have set up a Google Analytics or Google Tag Manager properly, it'd not be an issue at all. Hope you have added blog.company.com domain (either http or https) on the Google Search Console.

 

 

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If you've tried all other methods, then I'd suggest verifying your subdomain using "HTML tag" method. Google will give you a meta tag, which you need to put on the <head> section of your blog. 

 

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Copy the meta tag, go to the page/blog settings, select the blog subdomain and paste it on the Site header HTML section & save.

 

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Go back to Google search console and verify your site using the HTML Tag.

 

Thanks.

Aakar Anil
Marketing Technologist
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