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How to verify and claim your Magnto or OsCommerce store in Google merchant center

Last Updated: Jan 27, 2012 04:42PM WET
1. There are two processes involved in verifying your store in google merchant center:
  •   Verifying the store by copying and pasting the Meta Tag code, uploading a file etc (in webmaster tools).
  •   Claiming the store (in Google Merchant account center)
2.  Login into the Webmaster Tools account with google merchant center login details by going to

3. After you login, click on Add Site button

4. There will be a pop up window where you will enter your site (store) url like If possible please don’t add the www to your store url so that all sub-domains like will have the verification code.

5.  After entering your store url, Google will direct you to Verify ownership page

6. Click on "this HTML verification file to download and upload into your store root folder.
7. Click on the link in "arrow 2" to confirm the upload.
8. Then click on Verify "arrow 3".
9. Now go to google merchant center under Settings->General to claim the url as shown below.
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