Get verified on Google
Note: If you’re verified as an authorized representative of your organization, you’ll see a box at the top of the organization’s knowledge panel. This box allows you to suggest edits to the knowledge panel. Verification also allows some to participate in Posts on Google.
How to get verified
To verify that you’re an authorized representative for the entity, follow the steps below:
- Ensure that you have a Google account. If you don't, then create a Google account.
- Go to Google Search.
- Search for yourself or the entity you represent and find its knowledge panel.
- Scroll to the bottom and click Claim this knowledge panel.
- Review the displayed information about features granted after verification.
- Sign in to one of the official sites or profiles listed to verify that you’re an authorized representative of an entity on Google. The list of options include:
- Search Console
After you sign in successfully, you can manage the entity on Google.
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:
- Go to Webmaster Central.
- In the list of properties you own, click the Twitter or Facebook account you want to remove.
- Under the “Action” column, click Unverify.
- 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:
- Add an owner to a topic’s website: If you haven’t already, add the topic’s official website to Search Console. Then, add a site owner to the official website. Learn more about Search Console.
- Transfer ownership of a YouTube channel: Each YouTube channel can only have one owner. Only the current owner can transfer ownership to a new owner.