bing cannot verify ownership of site in smartcrawl

I have support access on for I'm running smartcrawl. I'm using hte meta tag method to verify and i'm using the correct meta tag but it's not verying. Below is the error:
HTTP Error: Status Code 404. We did not receive a 200 (OK) response when requesting your page. Please make sure the URL to your authentication file exist and try again.
Meta Tag
<meta> tag not found before <body>: make sure you place the verification tag with the correct verification key (10BE84D7031277BD527D285634D8630E) in the <head> section and before the <body> tag in your page.
Canonical Name Records No data available
We did not detect in the CNAME records for the host.