What is Google Search Console?
Google Search Console is a free service provided by Google. It allows web admins to monitor how Google views its sites and improve its organic presence. Previously known as Google Webmaster Tools, this platform provides valuable insights on important SEO ranking factors such as referring domains, mobile site performance, rich search results, and top traffic queries and pages.
Sharing Access to Your Google Search Console
A digital marketing agency such as Impressive can use Google Search Console to help improve your SEO and monitor changes in traffic. They may be able to identify SEO issues, such as duplicate content or penalties from manual reviews, so they can help you take corrective action. They can also see which keywords are driving traffic to your site and which content gets the most engagement.
How to Share Google Search Console Access With a Partner
You will need to take the following steps to make sure that access is shared to your Google Search Console account:
- Log into Google Search Console.
- Click on the drop-down box in the upper left corner of the page and select the website or web property that you want to share.
- Click on the Settings link in the left menu.
4. Click on Users and Permissions.
5. Click the Add User button.
6. Click the field labeled email address. Add the email address of your partner (like firstname.lastname@example.org).
7. Click the drop-down menu labeled Permission. You will want to select the Full option so your partner has access to all the permissions needed to provide meaningful insights.
8. Click the button labeled Add.
What permissions can I grant to someone when sharing my Google Search Console?
Google Search Console provides different levels of access permissions when sharing access:
- Full: Users with full access have complete control over the property, including the ability to modify settings, view all data, and take actions.
- Restricted: Users with restricted access have limitations on modifying settings and data, but they can still view certain reports and perform specific actions.
- Unverified: Users with unverified access have limited visibility and cannot perform most actions until they verify ownership of the website.
What information can the person I share access with see in my Google Search Console?
The level of access permissions you grant determines the information the person can see in your Google Search Console. Users with full access can view all data, modify settings, and take actions. Users with restricted access have limited visibility and capabilities, while unverified users have restricted access until they verify website ownership.
What is Google Search Console access sharing?
Google Search Console access sharing involves granting someone else permission to access and view data related to your website’s performance in Google search results. It allows others to monitor and analyze search metrics and receive notifications about issues that may impact your website’s visibility.
Can the person I share access with make changes to my Google Search Console settings and configurations?
Yes, users with full access permissions can make changes to your Google Search Console settings and configurations. They have the ability to modify settings, view all data, and take actions. Users with restricted access may have limitations on modifying settings and data.