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Can't verify your property. The connection to the server timed out.
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I can't verify the website in Google Search Console because it returns this error message for all verification methods:
 Verification failed for .com.au/ using the HTML file method (less than a minute ago). The connection to your server timed out.

I've contacted the hosting admins but they couldn't help because there was no issue in the server log. They also said that the website scores OK in GTmetrix test, so there's not much they can do.

I checked and the website gets 27/100 in Google page speed insights. I tried verifying with the HTML file, HTML tag, GA and GTM but neither worked.

Can someone help me what the problem could be?
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Can you try another verification method, for example by Google Tag Manager? See 
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Hi Cristina, 

I tried verifying with the HTML file, HTML tag, GA and GTM but neither worked.
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Can you ask your web hosting provider to check if the site is firewalled to block Google? 
And, can you have a look at your server access logs and error logs at about the time you try verification? 
You can see the user agent of the verification bot in this Google help article 
Just in case the error logs picked something up at the time.
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Hi Cristina

Thank you for your tips. I talked to the hosting admins and there are no requests from the Google-Site-Verification user agent. We did a live test as well but they couldn't see this user agent in the server log.

There were other Google user agents in the log but not the site verification. E.g. https://www.screencast.com/t/x4AIsGY9iPm 

Also, there is no IP address blocked on this server.

How can this happen?
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Hello Dino L
In order not to confuse different sites and different issues, can you please post your own thread?
 
Thanks.
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