Verify and claim URL for Merchant Center

Summary

Only one Merchant Center account is considered authoritative for a given merchant website. To prove that you are the authoritative source of information, you must verify the URL that is configured for your Merchant Center account to show that you have access to the website, and then you must claim that URL to assert that you are the authoritative source of product information.

Manual steps

Follow the steps in the Help Center article on verifying and claiming your website URL.

Automatic steps

To automate Merchant Center website claiming, you'll first need to use the Google Site Verification API to verify that you have access to the website you want to claim. Once this is done, then you can use the Content API for Shopping to claim the website.

  1. Follow the steps in Getting Started with the Google Site Verification API to verify that you have access to the listed website. Multiple Google accounts can verify access to the same website.

  2. Once verified, you can then use the Accounts.claimwebsite method in the Content API for Shopping to assert that your Merchant Center account is the authoritative source of products for this website.

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