Host the feed file

Once your feed file is ready, host it at a secure location. Google then fetches the feed regularly to ensure that your content is up-to-date.

Hosting methods

The following feed hosting methods are supported:

Hosting Authentication Support
Google Cloud Storage Storage Object Viewer permission (see the Host the feed on Google)
HTTPS Username+Password or HTTP client certificates
SFTP Password, Key+Phrase, or both
AWS S3 Key ID+Access Key

Host the feed on Google Cloud Storage

The following steps demonstrates how to upload a feed file on Google Cloud Storage:

  1. Log in to Google Cloud Platform console.
  2. Click the Select a project dropdown menu.

  3. In the pop-up window, click NEW PROJECT.

  4. Name your new project and click CREATE.

  5. On the navigation menu, click Storage > Browser.

  6. If you haven't already signed up for Google Cloud Storage, click Sign up for a free trial to start your free trial. (You pay for this service only after you reach your billing threshold or 30 days have passed.)

  7. After signing up for a free trial, refresh the browser to update the screen.

  8. Click Create bucket.

  9. Name your bucket and click Create.

  10. On the Bucket details page, click Upload files.

  11. Upload your feed file.

  12. On the Bucket details page, click Permissions.

  13. Click Add members.

  14. In the New members field, enter the following email address:
  15. In the dropdown, select Storage Object Viewer and click Save.

After you upload your feed file to a host system, contact the Media Actions team to review your feed file.