How to Add a User to Google Search Console in under 1 Minute
Are you interested in adding a user to Google Search Console? You might want to for a number of reasons, including data exchange and troubleshooting.
We’ll show you how to add a user to Google Search Console in this tutorial. Following this link, you can further learn more about Google Search Console Insights. And here you find our Google Search Console Best Practices.
- You’ve set up a Google Search Console Account.
- You may wish to connect Google Search Console to Google Analytics (not mandatory).
How to Add a User to Google Search Console
Step 1: Navigate to search.google.com. Click the blue Start now button to sign-in to your Google account. Once signed in, verify you are in the proper Google Search Console account by selecting the website you would like to provide access to, in the top left dropdown menu.
Step 2: Select the correct property from the “search property” drop down.
Please be aware that Search Console is picky about the domain match. This is especially accurate when using Google Analytics as a connection.
You must include both the https and the www in the search console property you share with us if your Google Analytics settings are for the domain https://www.yoursite.com/. The overwhelming majority of problems are caused by mismatched domains.
Step 3: Next, select the settings of your web property.
Step 4: Under settings select users and permissions.
Step 5: In the Users and permissions settings select Add User.
Step 6: Finally, on the Add user screen add the user’s email to your account, and click add. Now you have to decide with level of permission you would like to give the user:
GSC has three authorization levels: full, limited, and owner.
Here’s a brief explanation of the user roles accessible through the Google Search Console create user procedure to assist you understand the different permission levels.
The greatest degree of permissions are granted to the account Owner. A Google account with the Owner access level has complete control over the properties in a Search Console account.
Owners can not only examine all data and perform all features, but they may also:
- Add or remove an Google Account / User from Google Search Console.
- Configure and manage account settings.
- You must specify at least one confirmed owner when you create a property.
Someone with full user permissions has total access to your Google Search Console account. This level of access is required if someone else maintains your website’s SEO. Don’t worry, they won’t be able to change your address or update property owners unless they have full user access.
Aside from being able to view all data, a complete user can do the following vital operations, so you don’t have to worry about them:
- Disavow all connections.
- Send in your XML sitemaps.
- Site pages that are indexed and those that are not.
User with Restricted Access
If you add a user with restricted capabilities to Search Console, the only thing they can do is view your data. They will be unable to perform any actions in your account that may boost your online presence.
Associate Associates are not linked to a Search Console account in the same way that owners and users are. They can execute site-specific operations and examine certain data, but they cannot directly access your Search Console account.
Update user permissions
If you need to update or remove a user from your account, navigate back to the “User and Permissions” area in Google Search Console. Under “permissions,” you can toggle between restricted and full access for individual users or remove a user altogether by clicking on the three dots next to their name and selecting “remove access.”
Now you know how to add a user to Google Search Console.
If you want to know how to deal with GSC we recommend reading our blog post about Best Google Search Console Practices.
Tips on adding new users to GSC (dos and don’ts)
- Don’t grant full permissions to your GSC property to a person or company you don’t absolutely trust.
- Don’t add new owners to your GSC property unless you have a excellent reason to do so.
- Don’t panic if all owners leave the property. You can always add yourself as an owner with one of the verification methods (like a DNS record).
- Do make sure that you are granting the appropriate type of permission (either Full or Restricted).
- Do not hesitate to remove a google account if you are uncertain if they should or should not have access to the website (especially users added a long time ago).
Below you can find our short Video Tutorial how to add a User to Google Search Console.
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