Claim my website URL on Google Merchant Center

You already have a Google Merchant Center account for your online shop, but you still need to claim your website URL ? Follow this step-by-step guide to confirm to Google that you are the owner of your online shop.


Go to your Google Merchant Center. Click on the icon    and then "Shopping ads setup”.


Then click on "Provide your website URL”.


Specify your shop URL (make sure to put your primary domain, and not the one with ""). Click on the "Save" button.


You are now seeing three options. Click on the box on the right“I have access to my server”. Then, select the method “Add an HTML to my website”. Click on the icon to copy the meta tag provided by Google. 


You will have to paste this meta tag on your website. No worries, with Shopify, this is very easy to do. 

Open a new tab and go to your Shopify account : (make sure to replace “NAMEOFYOURSHOP” with the name of your shop in the URL). If everything goes well, you should land on a page like the one below.


Click on the button “Actions”. A dropdown menu appears. Click on “Edit code”.


Once you arrive at the code editor of your shop, click on the file “theme.liquid” in the left column.


Below the tag, paste the Google meta tag. Click on the “Save” button on the top right.


Go back to the tab with your Google Merchant Center account. Click on “Verify URL”.


If everything goes well, you should see “Verified” with a green validation icon. Now you can claim the ownership of your website. Click on “Claim URL”.


You should now see two green icons: your website is now “Verified” and “Claimed”. Congratulations! If you arrive at that step, your Google Merchant Center is now fully set up to create Google Shopping campaigns.

By claiming your website URL, you just confirmed to Google that you are the owner of your online shop. You can now go back to the Raive app (it can take up to 24h for Google to process your changes).

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