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How to Give and Request Access to Google Search Console in 2023

This is the quickest way to add someone to your Google Search Console. Are you a freelancer or agency who needs access to a client's Google assets? Learn how here.

Sarah Wisbey
March 21, 2022
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3 min. read
Article Content
What is Google Search Console? 
Why do you need to give or request access to your Google Search Console?
What’s the difference between Google Search Console and Google Analytics? 
What's the quickest way to grant & request access to Google Search Console?
For Search Console owners: Step by step to manually grant your agency or freelancer access in GSC
For agencies + freelancers: How do you request access to a client Google Search Console account?
Want to know a secret? 

What is Google Search Console? 

Google Search Console is a tool that analyses your website’s SEO performance. It provides detailed information on which search terms your website ranks for and its most visited pages.

Understand how customers find your website, which device they use and whether your site has any Google indexing issues. 

Why do you need to give or request access to your Google Search Console?

If a marketing agency or freelancer takes care of your website’s marketing and SEO, they will need access to your Google assets and analytics. This will likely include your Google Search Console account.

Are you an agency or freelancer who needs quick access to your client’s Google assets? This article shows you the easiest way to get access to them. 

What’s the difference between Google Search Console and Google Analytics? 

Google Analytics provides a broad array of information about your website’s traffic. For example, who your audience is, where they’re from, and their user behaviour. 

Search Console is specific to data on search terms and shows you information about how people find your website via Google. 

From your site map to URLs and mobile usability, Search Console allows you to dive deep into the details on how Google ranks your site. You can use this data to improve your website’s SEO. 

What's the quickest way to grant & request access to Google Search Console?

SPOILER ALERT! The easiest, quickest and most secure way to get access to a Google Search Console account is with Leadsie.

Are you an agency or freelancer who needs access to a client GSC account? Send your client a Leadsie link, they will log in and in a couple of clicks, you have access.

Here's how it works 👇

For Search Console owners: Step by step to manually grant your agency or freelancer access in GSC

  1. Go to Google Search Console 
  1. Login, in the bottom left corner, click on Settings:
How to Find Settings in Google Search Console


  1. Click on Users and permissions
How to Find Users and Permissions in Google Search Console
  1. You will see a list of users who have access to your account; click Add user in the top left
Add a New User in Google Search Console
  1. Enter the email address of the person you want to add
Add Email Address for New User in Google Search Console

You can choose the level of access you want to give them; you have the option between: 

i) Owner (gets complete control over all settings)

ii) Full (can view all data and take some actions)

iii) Restricted (usually only has view rights and can’t see all data)

It’s possible to edit the level of access you grant at any time. Click on the permission type next to the user’s name and change it. 

  1. Your new user will receive an email to notify them they now have access 

Once you have finished working with your agency or partner, you can remove their access via your account's users and permissions section. 

For agencies + freelancers: How do you request access to a client Google Search Console account?

Unfortunately, you can’t request access to your client's account in Google Search Console itself. 

You will need to ask your client to add you as a user.

You could share this article with them so they know the exact process! OR you could sign up to Leadsie and get hassle free access in a couple of clicks!

Want to know a secret? 

The quickest, most hassle-free way to request Google Search Console account access is with Leadsie. You send your client a Leadsie link that directs them to their Google account. They log in, choose the GSC account they want to grant you access to, we send them exactly to the place to do it and BOOM, you have access!

Here's our video again, showing exactly the step to grant access:

Leadsie verifies if you've received the correct access and makes your client onboarding smooth and easy.

You can request access to Google Search Console, Google Ads, Google Analytics, Google Business Profile and all your clients' Facebook, Instagram & TikTok assets with just one link. 

If you want to simplify your client onboarding and make client onboarding hassle-free, then try us out for free for 14 days. 

You can create your account in less than a minute below 👇

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sarah Wisbey

Sarah gets most excited when writing about growth and learning by doing. She loves that her writing helps start-ups grow. When she’s not caught up in the thrill of content writing, you’ll find her surfing in the Atlantic ocean and running her own yoga retreats.

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