In my previous post, I discussed how to grant access to Google Analytics to your SEO, agency or another 3rd party. Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools) is another great tool that can provide valuable insights to your team. The Google Search Console is basically like an on-going report card from Google which lets you see how the engine views your site.
In the Search Console, you’ll find crawl stats, errors Google encountered, suggestions on how to improve your site, stats on page load time as well as the ability to provide Google with data about your site and upload sitemaps. Google allows you to provide access to this platform to 3rd parties with just a few steps:
Granting Access to Google Search Console:
1. Access your Google Webmaster Tools Dashboard
2. Next, choose Add or Remove Users from the dropdown
3. Choose the Add A New User button.
4. Input the email address of the access recipient, choose Restricted or Full Access and then click the Add button.
Note: You may delegate Full or Restricted Access, but this will keep the user from being able to provide sitemaps, restricting URLs, etc. which inhibits their communication with Google. Note: access can always be removed at a later date.
That’s it. Now your entire team and third parties can have access to Google’s report card for your Website.