Get verified on Google

If you’re a verified representative of an entity on Google, you can manage the entity and suggest edits to the knowledge panel. Once you’re verified, you’ll find a box to suggest edits at the top of the organization’s knowledge panel.

Tip: If you’re a local business that serves customers at a particular location or within a designated service area, create a Google Business Profileto manage your presence on Google Search and Maps.

Get verified

  1. If you don't have one, create a Google Account.
  2. Go to Google Search.
  3. Search for yourself or the entity you represent and find its knowledge panel.
  4. At the bottom, click Claim this knowledge panel.
    • You might find this option in the About section.
    • On a mobile device: Tap Menu Organizeand thenClaim this knowledge panel.
  5. Review the information.
  6. Sign in to one of the official sites or profiles listed for the entity like:
    • YouTube
    • Search Console
    • Twitter
    • Facebook

Tip: If Google can’t identify any sites associated with the entity, you'll be prompted to provide more information to help us verify you.

Add users

Once you've been verified for an entity, you can add users as authorized representatives.

  1. Go to
  2. Under “Add people to this account,” click Start now.
    1. If you need to switch accounts, use the dropdown menu next to your profile image to select the account you want to manage.
  3. Click Add new user.
  4. Enter the Google email address of your new user.
  5. Choose whether the user gets manager permissions. To grant manager permissions, move the toggle to the right.
  6. Click Invite.

You can set different permission levels for users:

  • Manager: Can suggest changes to the knowledge panel, and add or remove users.
  • Owner: The primary user on the account, and has the same permissions as managers.
  • Contributor: Can suggest changes to the knowledge panel.

Manage permissions

Important: You must be a manager to remove or change the permissions of an existing user.

  1. Visit
  2. Under "Add people to this account," click Start now.
    1. If you need to switch accounts, use the dropdown menu next to your profile image to select the account you want to manage.
  3. Next to the user's name you want to manage, click MenuMore.
  4. Select an option:
    • To remove the user's ability to add or mange other users: Select Remove as manager.
    • To remove the user: Select Remove user.
    • To transfer ownership of the account to the user: Select Transfer ownership.
      • You only find this option if you’re currently the owner of the account.

Third-party verification

If you verify that you manage an online presence using Twitter or Facebook, Google automatically stores the association between your accounts.

To remove this association, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Webmaster Central.
  2. In the list of properties you own, click the Twitter or Facebook account you want to remove.
  3. Under the “Action” column, click Unverify.


If you experience one of the following issues with a knowledge panel, contact us for help.

  • The content of the knowledge panel is mixed with another of the same or similar name
  • The knowledge panel is showing the wrong websites or profiles
  • You receive an error that this knowledge panel is already managed by someone else, and you've checked with your team to see who may have access

Associated account error

If you receive an error that you’re not signed in to an associated account, make sure you’re using the correct Google Account associated with the site or profile. You can also try any of the following:

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