How add an owner to Google Search Console

Amos Bastian

Google Search Console is really important for SEO. It’s a free tool that helps you monitor your website’s performance and presence in Google’s search results, as well as identify and fix issues with your website’s SEO. You can also use it to manually submit pages for indexing, which is a great way to get your content in front of more people and increase organic traffic.

To automatically index your pages with IndexPlease, you’ll need to add our service account as an owner to Google Search Console. In this article, we’ll explain what this means for you and how to do it.

Prerequisites

  1. Access to Google Search Console: Log in to your Google account and navigate to the Search Console dashboard for the relevant website to make sure you have access.

  2. Permission: Only users with the roles “Owner” or “Full user” can add new owners. If you don’t have this role, you’ll need to ask one of the current owners to add go through this process, or make you an owner.

Step-by-Step guide to adding an owner:

Step 1: Access Google Search Console

Visit the Google Search Console website and log in using your Google account.

Step 2: Choose the correct property

Select Google Search Console property

Select the appropriate property from the dashboard if you manage multiple websites.

Step 3: Open the settings menu and click on “Users and Permissions”

Open Google Search Console settings and select 'Users and Permissions'

Click on the gear icon labeled “Settings” on the left-hand side of the Search Console dashboard.

Step 4: Add a new owner

Add a new owner to your Google Search Console property

Click ”+ ADD USER” to add a new owner.

In the pop-up window, enter the email address of the person you want to add as an owner.

Select “Owner” as the permission level to grant full control and access.

Step 5: Confirmation

The new owner will appear in the “Users and permissions” list as a “Verified owner.”

What can an owner do?

An owner has full control over properties in Google Search Console. Owners can add and remove other users, configure settings, view all data, and use all tools.

Why do you need this role?

Our service account needs to be added as an owner, as this is the only role that will allow us to automatically submit your pages for indexing. Our access won’t be used to do anything else other than submitting pages for indexing or de-indexing, or checking the status of a URL.