Google has finally succumbed to popular demand and introduced administration access to webmaster tools. This now allows third parties to access the accounts without Webmasters having to divulge their own personal username and password.
Now the person who is defined as the owner can grant access to another user without them going through the whole verification process. This could be great news for clients as we can now grant access to individual accounts to show exactly what may be going wrong with their site.
The access is currently granted at 3 different levels:
Owner access- This is the person who verified the site and has full access to add users, delete sites out of the account and all the webmaster tool features.
Full access- This will be granted by the webmaster and allows the user to take most actions within webmaster tools from viewing all data to demoting site links
Restricted access- The user will be able to take some actions such as configure message forwarding to their account and see most of the reported data.
How to do it…
To add users go to Manage site>Add or remove users or Site configuration>User Administration.
Here is the page you will be faced with
We personally feel this will be extremely useful to us! Now we would like to hear your thoughts in the comments below. If you have used the new feature and it has helped you – let us know! Or if you are a little disappointed – can Google do more or add to the feature further? We would also like to hear from you!