Choose who can edit your search engine

You can add up to 200 admins for your search engine. Each admin must have a valid Google Account.

Admins you add will be able to view and edit almost any data associated with your search engine. However, they won't be able to:

  • Delete the search engine
  • Add or remove admin accounts
  • Access the "Annotation" upload/download option
  • Access the Ads tab.

To add someone an admin:

  1. On the Custom Search home page, click the search engine you want.
  2. Click Setup, and then click the User tab.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Type the email address of the person you want to add. The email address must be associated with a valid Google Account, or it won't be valid. This will send an email to the user inviting them to contribute to this search engine. They must access the Control Panel using the Google Account you added to be able to make changes.

Before an added user can manage a search engine, the user will need to complete a verification and confirmation step.

To verify as an admin:

  1. Access the search engine you wish to help manage. This can be done from the link in the collaboration email or by accessing the engine from the Programmable Search Engine home page.
  2. Select Include me as a Administrator.
  3. Click Save.

Selecting Remove me as a Administrator instead will cause your account to be removed as an administrator, and you will be unable to access that specific search engine.

To stop a user from being able to access your search engine, you will need to remove them as an admin. Removing a user doesn't remove any changes made by that user.

Remove someone as an admin:

  1. On the Custom Search home page, click the search engine you want.
  2. Click Setup, and then click the User tab.
  3. Select the user you want to remove, and click Delete.
  4. Click OK