I faced an issue with Google Webmasters Tools recently during the domain switch from ydesattle.com to wp.y-designs.com. “jfrouter” (Joomfish system level plugin) does not handle Google-bot correctly and throws an error. This error prevents the in-html/in-php “Google-Verification” meta from being read. You don’t have real access on webmasters tools unless you have bottom domain access (giving webmasters tools https://y-designs.com/en doesn’t really do it). There are two ways of remedying this issue:
- Assign a “TXT” record to your DNS records
- Use the HTML-file verification method.