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Inviting Team Members to Google Search Console In 6 Clicks

Google Search Console is a wonderful tool for analyzing how your site is doing with Google. If you need to share access with someone, it's easy to do so in just a few clicks!
Updated January 13, 2023

Whether you're a novice website marketer or an experienced business professional, you know the importance of staying on top of your search engine optimization. One crucial tool in your SEO backpack is Google Search Console (GSC). GSC provides you and your team valuable insights into your websites Google Search performance. Sometimes you need to add a new user to your GSC account.

Adding New Search Console Users

By inviting team members or clients to access your Search Console account, you can streamline collaboration, find and repair issues, and share data. Over the next few minutes, we'll show you how to add users to Google Search Console in just a few clicks.

Navigate to Settings

On the Search Console Page, select your website property, scroll down & navigate to Settings

Google Search Console setting overview page

Edit User & Permissions

In the settings page, click on users and permissions. Doing so will bring up a list of everyone with current console access.

Verified owner users & permissions page in Google Search Console

Add a New User

Inside the users & permissions page, select add user to bring up the email dialog box

Users and permissions screen

Here you can add a new user. Ensure the email is somebody with a Google account, so they can access Search Console. You'll see three permission levels: Owner, full, and restricted.

Add user to Google Search Console by email, giving them full permission

Owner: Has full control all web properties. Owners can manage multiple users, customize settings, view all search data, and use all tools. Don't give this role out to many users.

Full User: Has view rights to all search data but doesn't have the ability to managers users or use all tools. Most users should have this permission if they commonly work with your site.

Restricted User: Has simple view rights on most data. This is great for sharing with anyone running an audit on your website

Editing permission status for users in Google Search console

Login & Verify Access

Once you share, the user can log into their Search Console dashboard and view the new property. We shared a new WordPress website with this user.

Verify user permission access in Google Search Console by account

And that's it! Your new user can view performance highlights & other important page tools for your website property. Happy sharing!

Viewing performance in Google Search Console after account access is updated


Google Search Console has many benefits. If you're not using it to track search results – you should be. Once you have it set up, you can easily share site information with other users on your team, an agency, or a friend. Once everything is running smoothly, you can focus on growing your website and potentially even turning it into a lucrative, million-dollar blog. The benefits of using Google Search Console are numerous, and it only takes a few minutes to set up & add new users. So if you haven't already, consider adding Search Console to your list of must-have tools for managing and optimizing your website!

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Written by Justin Gluska
Justin is the founder of Gold Penguin, a business technology blog that helps people start, grow, and scale their business using AI. The world is changing and he believes it's best to make use of the new technology that is starting to change the world. If it can help you make more money or save you time, he'll write about it!
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