When a search term brings up 68,000 topics as a result, that sucks haha.
ok can't seem to get google merchant center to verify and claim. I have the analytics code in the proper area in page preferences, and its all correct According to the shopify guide and google guide on it
anatlytics code(user removed)
ga('create', '', 'auto');
Google Analytics account
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merchant site(and note, ive tried both the shopify address and my domain both fail)
You can edit this URL on the "About your business" page. To add an additional website, create a multi-client account.
Claiming failed - You must verify your URL before you can claim it.
Thanks but i figured it out, took all night, i just used the meta verification.
also that is the right ode according to shopify help, if it is not, then the help docs need to be revised.
Chris, you cannot verify with analytics because the snippet used in Shopify is different. I suggest you use the file upload method because theme updates can remove the meta snippet (easy to forget about.) If you verify via the file upload method, then you upload the file, copy the file name, and setup a redirect that Google wants to this file. Just make sure in the redirect the part from the question mark onwards is removed.
Claiming a website on google is a tedious task when done manually, we have developed an app which does the task automatically.
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