The SEO Starter Guide to Google Search ConsoleChapter two

Managing Owners in Search Console

Owners have full control over properties in Webmaster tools. This includes the ability to add and remove other users, configure settings, use all tools, and view all data. If you want to add someone with more limited access, add them as a full or restricted user.

How to Add a New Owner

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Step 1: Log in to Search Console, click the gear icon and select Users and Property Owner

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Step 2: Click Manage property owners link

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Step 3: Under the Verified Owners section at the bottom of the page, click Add an owner

Step 4: Type in the new owner’s email address and click Continue

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Step 5: The new owner can then add the property to their Search Console, where it will be automatically verified. If the owner does not verify ownership, they will remain a Delegated Owner.

How to Delete a Delegated Owner in Search Console

Step 1: Click the gear icon and select Users and property owners

Step 2: Select the target email under the Users and Property Owners section and click Delete

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How to Delete a Verified Owner in Search Console

You can easily delete a Delegated Owner, but to delete a Verified Owner you must first remove their verification (making them a Delegated Owner).

Step 1: To unverify an Owner, click the gear icon and select Users and property owners

Step 2: Click Manage property owners link

Step 3: Select Unverify

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Step 4: You can then follow the instructions above to delete a Delegated Owner to complete the process