I was given access to clients' Google Search Console properties while carrying out work for them. How can I now unlink my Google account from their properties, being careful not to remove them entirely? I see only options for Manage property and Delete property in the dropdown menu for a property.

  • When you are "managing" a property do you see the "Users and Property owners" option in the gear menu? "being careful not to remove them" - Assuming you were added as a "user" by the property "owner" then you won't have permission to remove them or anyone else. The question is, can you remove yourself without intervention from the property owner? – DocRoot Aug 7 at 10:23
  • Indeed, edited for clarification. I don't have Add or remove users option in the properties I want to leave, but do have it for properties I own e.g. my personal website. Though I do have a Delete property option for all of them. – James Hiew Aug 7 at 19:26
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    This may help. Make sure they have an owner user of their own. Does deleting a property from Google Search Console delete it for all users, or just me? – Tony McCreath Aug 8 at 0:57
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I tested the following with two different accounts:

As long as you are not an owner of the property, you can simply use the Delete property-function.

It will remove the property from your list, but not remove your permission to view it, nor your account from the list of Users and property Owners. Therefor you are able to re-add the property via the Add a property-function.

Regarding the Users and property Owners-list. As far as I see, this is only shown to the owner(s). Neither adding a user with restricted or full rights gave them access to that list.

The best way would probably be to tell your client to remove you from the users.

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