Verify and Claim Your Site with Google by May 18th

March 29, 2010

Digital Marketing ChannelAdvisor By ChannelAdvisor

Google announced last week that every merchant sending product offer information into Google Merchant centre must verify their ownership of that domain by May 18 or face having their product data removed from Google Product Search. It’s a relatively simple process but does require some action.

The most common question we’ve heard about this so far is, “can I use my existing verification?” Many merchants have already completed the verification process in order to gain access to Google’s Webmaster Tools. The good news is, the answer to his is yes.

  • If your Google Merchant centre login is the same as your login for Google Webmaster Tools, all you need to do is go into the Merchant centre account, go to Settings -> General and click to verify.
  • If your logins to these areas are not the same, log in to Webmaster tools and click on the “verify” link under “verification” to see the verification details. Click “add a user” and enter your Merchant centre login. Then log in to Merchant centre, go to Setting -> general and click to verify.