Chrome Web Store‘s developer attribution doesn’t seem to be very clearly documented anywhere. It took me a while to figure out how to display my name, instead of my domain name on my app listings. Seeing people ask about this in Chrome-apps mailing list, I thought I’d put the details out here for Google to index.
- by domain name, and
- by developer’s chosen name
Here’s how to set them both up:
‘offered by c306.net’
This is the default, standard implementation. To get the listing to show your site’s domain as the provider, you need to get the domain verified using Google Webmaster tools, and then select it as a verified website in the app’s listing settings page:
For this setup, you don’t need to provide a link to the website in the field below the verified website. CWS will just show the name of verified domain, without a link to the full website URL provided below.
Developer name and website link
‘offered by Aditya Bhaskar‘
To display the developer name (or developer’s company name) in the attribution field, and to link to your app’s webpage, requires turning off the verified website field.
\1. Set the verified website field to None, and provide the full URL to your app’s website:
That’s it. Now your app listing should show your desired name under the ‘offered by’ field, with a link to your website.
Note: One downside of using developer name attribution is that you cannot now trigger inline installs from your website. Inline installation requires that your website be verified in the CWS listing. But that breaks name attribution, and reverts to domain attribution. So, if you really need inline installation, you may have to stick to domain name attribution for now.