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.

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


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 Claim this knowledge panel.
  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
    • Search Console
    • Twitter

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


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.



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 has access.

If neither of these work and you’re still receiving an error, try our troubleshooter.


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:

Learn more about Google verification here


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