We have just completed the development of our website. We have created an account with Google and were following the webmaster tools checklist. One of the items on this checklist is "Set your preferred domain". When we attemtp to set the domain, we pick the domain that we want and press save. But then it pops an error message to verify it. When we try to verify the verify the website using the Meta Tag option by placing the Google code into your index page. Nothing seems to happen. Google shows no indication that it was verified even though we put their code in the index page of the website. Can someone point us in the right direction to get our website verified with the website. Also, our account states we are a verified owner. Does this mean that the site is actually verified but is incorrectly being shown that it is not verified? Can someone point us in the right direction for this process?
Any help is greatly appreciated.