How to add users to Google Search Console

Need to share your Google Search Console access? Read on to learn why and how to add users to Google Search Console.

If you’re a business owner and have a website, there’s one tool that will provide valuable information on your online property. From how users find your website to some of its technical issues.

And that is Google Search Console (or simply GSC).

What’s more, this tool is absolutely free. All you need is to connect it to your website – and voil√†! You get access to this precious information in just a few clicks.

Sharing Google Search Console access step-by-step

If you need to add more users to Google Search Console (for example, an SEO specialist or your Marketing manager), follow this step-by-step instruction:

1. Log in to your Google Search Console account.

Make sure you use an account that is a Verified or Delegated Owner. Otherwise, you won’t be able to add new users.

2. Select the right property from the list, in case you manage multiple websites

selecting property in Google Search Console

3. Scroll down the menu to the Settings

Settings in the Google Search Console menu

4. In the General settings select Users and permissions

Users and permissions menu in the general settings

5. Click the “Add User” button in the top right corner

add user button in google search console user and permission management

6. Enter the email of the person you’re sharing your GSC access with (it has to be a Gmail account) and select the permission level

pop-up window to enter the new gsc user email and permission level

If you’re sharing Google Search Console access with an SEO specialist, choose the “Full” permission

7. Click Add. You’ll see a new user added to the User list of Google Search Console.

And that’s it!

Keep in mind that Google Search Console doesn’t send access notifications to added users, so you might need to let that person know his access was granted.

Why do you need to add users to Google Search Console?

If you hire a freelance SEO like me, for example, I’ll need to access your website’s Google Search Console to:

  • analyze the website’s past performance
  • see the search queries that online users find your website with
  • analyze the performance of separate pages
  • check for indexation and technical issues

And this is only a part of what can be done.

In addition, Google Search Console’s data will help me generate client reports so you could see the progress we make.

What to do if you don’t have a Google Search Console account?

The only answer to this question is “Create it“. Either yourself or with a specialist’s help.

The most important thing is that as a website owner, it’s you who must have the “Owner” status of the GSC account with your email account (business or personal).

And then you can share the Google Search Console access. As you’ve seen from this short tutorial, adding a new user to Google Search Console is an easy task.