- Create an empty txt file within your site's root directory. Name it something simple like googleverifyfile.html
- Add to the root's .htaccess file the following:
RewriteRule ^google(.*).html googleverifyfile.html
I placed it right above the rewrite line for uploaded files. Might be a good idea because it may be redirected elsewhere into the individual blog directories if you didn't.
- Go do the Google thing for the sitemap. When you get to verify, ignore what it says and just click on the Verify button.
- Should work fine.
Gotta admit that this was too easy. Google makes this big deal about having to have the specific named file in place yet I was able to work around it with a simple redirect. I would think that it would have checked for that.
*shrug* Oh well. :)
Hope this helps,