It’s always a good idea to have a team to help you monitor your website. In previous posts, we discussed adding manager and other users. This week, we want to talk about how to add user to google search console to share your static with other or with your team member.
Adding a user or team as an owner in Google Search Console doesn’t mean you are giving away ownership of your website, so don’t be alarmed. You are simply giving permission to the user to read or write your data in the search console depending on the permission level you’re provided to them.
Roles in Google search console
Google search console supports the following roles/users:
- Owner: The owner has full control over properties in Google Search Console. He or she can add and remove other users, configure settings, view all data, and use all tools.
- User: Users can view all data and take some actions, but they can’t add other users. A user must be added by an owner. There are two types of users an owner can add: full and restricted. A full user has viewing rights to most data and can take some actions. So, not really full access, but semi-full access. A restricted user only has simple viewing rights on most data and can’t make take any actions or make changes.
- Associate: A Google program (such as a Google+ or AdWords account) or a mobile app can be associated with a website through Search Console. Usually, an associated won’t be an actual user.
To add user to Google search console:
- Verify your website with Google search console
- Click on Manager Property. Keep in mind, you can also find this option under the setting button in the top right corner of the screen.
- 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.
- Original owners can verify delegated (new) owners, but the new ones cannot eliminate the original owners.
- Make sure you are in the right version of the website https or http or www or non-www.