Get verified on Google

If you’re verified as an authorized representative of the entity, you’ll see a box at the top of the entity’s knowledge panel that allows you to suggest edits or post updates on Google. 

How to get verified

To verify that you’re an authorized representative for the entity, follow the steps below:

  1. Ensure that you have a Google account. If you don't, then create a Google account.
  2. Go to Google Search.
  3. Search for yourself or the entity you represent and find its knowledge panel.
  4. Scroll to the bottom and click Do you manage the online presence for [name]?
  5. Review the displayed information about features granted after verification. 
  6. 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:
    • YouTube
    • Google+
    • Search Console
    • Twitter

After you sign in successfully, you can manage the entity on Google.

If Google cannot identify any sites associated with the entity, we ask you to provide additional information to help us verify who you are.

Third-party verification

If you verify that you manage an online presence using Twitter, 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 account you want to remove.
  3. Under the “Action” column, click Unverify.

Troubleshooting 

If you receive an error that this entity is already managed by someone else, try signing in with another Google Account. If this doesn’t work, check with your team to see who already has access. Learn more about how to add users.

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

  1. If you haven't already, add the topic’s official website to Search Console. Learn more about Search Console.
  2. Add a site owner to the official website.

After you complete these steps, it can take up to 24 hours before the option to verify appears.

Transfer ownership of a YouTube channel or Google+ page

Each YouTube channel or Google+ page can have just one owner. Only the current owner can transfer ownership to a new owner.

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