Google Merchant Center

Friday, May 14th, 2010
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Most of you have configured Nexternal’s software to automatically submit product data to Google Merchant Center on a nightly basis. Starting Tuesday, May 18th Google will be enforcing a new requirement that merchants must verify and claim their URLs. If they do not, submitted product data will get disapproved. More information can be found here:

If you have already verified and claimed your URL, you can disregard the rest of this message. Because of the nature of the process, only clients using a domain alias (e.g. will be able to verify and claim their URLs. Consequently, you will not be able to generate a Google Merchant Center feed in Nexternal’s software unless you are using a domain alias after May 18th. We strongly encourage you to setup a domain alias if you have not already. Detailed instructions for setting up a domain alias can be found here:

If you host your homepage with Go Daddy, specific instructions can be found here:

If you have additional questions about this please contact your web hosting provider.

If you have not verified and claimed your URL in Google Merchant Center, please make that a priority. Complete instructions for verifying and claiming your URL with your Nexternal System can be found in Step 3 of this article:

Coming from a medical and non-profit management background, Taryn has extensive experience in customer service and marketing. She is a Senior Account Manager for Nexternal and loves working with her clients to develop social media and marketing strategies to improve their online presence. In her spare time, she also runs a successful eCommerce jewelry and essential oils business.