How To Add User To Google Search Console & Manage Team Member

May 9, 2017
delete and add user to google search console

Google Search Console is a free tool provided by Google to help the website owner to understand and optimize aspects of their search presence.  But if you are managing a large website then it is very difficult for you to manage it alone.

delete and add user to google search console
delete and add user

In order to get a better result or for SEO planning you need a team to monitor your website.

But the Question is that How we can add user to google search console to share your static with other or with your team member. Like we add a New user to WordPress

In this article, We will explore the way to add a user to google search console.

So, let us start.

Add User To Google search Console

Adding a User or team as an Owner in Google Search Console doesn’t mean that you are giving away ownership of your site.

You are just giving a permission to the user to read or write your data in the search console depending on the permission level you’re provided to them.

Google has three levels of permission:

  1. Restricted user,
  2. Full user and
  3. Owner.

But, there are only two permissions that are included only in the Owner permission profile that we use for clients or team.

To add user to google search console;

Manger Property option in webmaster tool
Manage Property

Here, you will see “Add or Remove Users” button.

Note: You can also find this option under the setting button on the Top Right Corner of the screen.

  • Now click on “Add a New User” and a pop-up window will be open.
  • Here, you have to enter an Email address and select permission for the user.
add a user to google search console
Add User

Enter the email of the user you want to add in the search console and also give him permission, according to his role.

  • Under Restricted access: a user can only Read Data and
  • Under Full Access, a user can edit data

You can learn more about the restricted and full access to Google.

Few Important Point To Remember

  1. Original owners can verify delegated (new) owners, but the new ones cannot eliminate the original owners.
  2. Make sure you are in the right version of the website https or http or www or non-www.

For example.

If you preferred domain is www.example.coma and you’re giving permission to user in example.com then the user will not able to access www.example.com.

http and https version
http and https version

Similarly with https and http.

To check your preferred domain, click on setting and then Select Site Setting.

Preferred URL
Preferred URL

So, this is a way to add user to google search console.

LIst of Permission For Full and Restricted Access User

Check all the permission, before giving access to your webmaster account to anyone.

FeatureOwnerFull UserRestricted User 
Property settingsYesYesView Only
SitelinksYesYesView Only
URL ParametersYesYesView Only
Change of AddressYesView OnlyView Only
User administrationYes
Crawl ErrorsYesYesView Only
Crawl StatsYesYesYes
Blocked URLsYesYesYes
Fetch as Google / Submit URLYesYesFetch Only
Index StatusYesYesYes
Security Issues (malware)YesYesView Only
Search QueriesYesYesYes
Links To Your SiteYesYesYes
Internal LinksYesYesYes
SitemapsYesYesView and Tes Only
Remove URLsYesYesView Only
HTML ImprovementsYesYesYes
Structured DataYesYesYes
Receive messagesYesYes
Reconsideration requestYesYes
Disavow linksYesYes
Link Google Analytics accountYes
Add / remove property ownersYes
Data HighlighterYesYes

These are the permissions that you have to consider to add user to google search console.

You can find more detail of the details on permissions here.

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