Google Maps: User Admin

Last update: 12 July, 2018

In rare cases, we may ask you to grant us access to your Google Maps Platform property. Each team at Yoast has a shared Google account so a team member must provide you with the email address for their team. Please remember to remove our access once your question has been answered.

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Add a New User

  • Go to the Google Maps Platform
  • If the side menu is not visible, click the three line (hamburger) menu icon
  • Click on ‘IAM & admin’ (user shield icon) in the side menu.
  • Click on ‘IAM’ (add user icon) in the side menu.
  • Click on ‘Add’ across the top of the screen.
  • Enter the email address provided by a Yoast team member
  • Select ‘Viewer’ under the ‘Select a role’ drop down. Why ‘Viewer’ permissions?

Change Existing User Permissions

  • Go to the Google Maps Platform
  • If the side menu is not visible, click the three line (hamburger) menu icon
  • Click on ‘IAM & admin’ (user shield icon) in the side menu.
  • Click on ‘IAM’ (add user icon) in the side menu.
  • In the table of users, click the edit (pencil) icon in the row that matches the email address provided by a Yoast team member
  • Select ‘Viewer’ from the ‘Role’ drop down. Why ‘Viewer’ permissions?

Remove a User

  • Go to the Google Maps Platform
  • If the side menu is not visible, click the three line (hamburger) menu icon
  • Click on ‘IAM & admin’ (user shield icon) in the side menu.
  • Click on ‘IAM’ (add user icon) in the side menu.
  • In the table of users, add a check mark in the check box next in the row that matches the email address provided by a Yoast team member.
  • Click on ‘Remove’ (remove user icon) across the top of the screen.
  • Click ‘Confirm’.

Permission Levels

Google has different account roles so you can give different permission levels to each user. We ask for ‘Viewer’ access because it allows us to see your settings but we cannot make changes. If you would like us to make changes on your behalf, please change the role to ‘Editor’.

Learn more about the different roles here.

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