Google Merchant Center
Google Merchant Center helps you manage Google’s shopping tools and services from a single dashboard. In addition to the following services, you can also link Google Analytics to your Merchant Center account.
|1.||Visit the Google Merchant Center, and do one of the following:|
- If you have a Google account, enter your Email address and password, and click the Sign In button.
- Click the Sign Up button, and follow the instructions to create an account.
|2.||In the panel on the left, click to expand Settings, and select General.|
|3.||Enter your Store name and Description.|
|4.||Enter the full Website URL for your store. Depending on your domain, the URL might be formatted as one of the following:|
At this time, your Website URL is unclaimed and unverified.
|5.||Complete the remaining General settings information, and Save Changes.|
In this step, you will use Google Webmaster Tools to verify that you have the right to upload product listings from your store.
|1.||On a new browser tab, go to Google Webmaster Tools. Then, do the following:|
|a.||Click the Add a Site button. When prompted, enter the URL of your store, and click Continue.|
|b.||When prompted to verify that you are the owner of the site, click the Alternate methods tab.|
|c.||Select the HTML tag method, and press Ctrl + C to copy the code.|
|2.||Return to your store's Admin, and select System > Configuration.|
|3.||In the Configuration panel on the left, under General, select Design. Then, do the following:|
|a.||Click to expand the HTML Head section.|
|b.||Scroll down to the Miscellaneous Scripts box and press Ctrl + V to paste the verification code from the clipboard.|
|c.||When complete, click the Save Config button.|
|4.||Return to Google Webmaster Tools, and click the Verify button. When prompted, click Continue. Your site is now verified.|
In this final step, you will establish the connection between your site and your Google Merchant account.
|1.||Return to the Google Merchant Center. The General Settings now show that your site is verified, but not claimed.|
|2.||Click the Claim this URL link. Your Website URL is now both verified and claimed.|