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Merchant centre IP address to white list

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Hi All 

We are trying to add our site to merchant centre and test the feed that comes into it from Magento.  

 

However we have our testing site behing http auth.  Do you know what the IP addresses we should whitelist in order to claim our test server so we can test the feeds in merchant centre.  

 

We are reluctant to push the changes to our live sites without testing as we get a lot of traffic. 

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Re: Merchant centre IP address to white list

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a registered website must be first verified using webmaster-tools
(search-console) and then claimed within the merchant-center.

testing may be done by registering a test-feed
or by using the dryrun parameter for api-inserts --
but items will not be seen within the products-tab
of the merchant-center account.

items not submitted via a test-feed or dryrun may be seen within the
products-tab -- but such items and website will then be considered
potentially live and may trigger a disapproval or suspension status --
however, only items that have a serchable status with enough bid and
quality can win a slot in the auctions and seen as product-listing-ads.

for live data, all link values must be accessible to all users,
regardless of any physical location, ip-address, user-agent,
or any other user-identifiable detail.

currently, there is no concept of white-listing a specific
server for claiming, sand-boxing, or any similar testing.

Re: Merchant centre IP address to white list

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Google's Merchant crawler is using the user agent Googlebot, you can allow access from htaccess by allowing the user agent googlebot
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