User Accounts

This page describes how to allow other people to collaborate on your search engine by adding them as owners or administrators.

  1. Overview
  2. Restrictions


Programmable Search Engine owners can allow other users to configure their search engine. To invite other users, go to the Overview page of your programmable search engine, in the Members section click Add. Type the email address of the user you want to invite, choose the Owner or Administrator user role, and then click Add. The email address you used must be associated with a valid Google Account opens in a new window.

The email address should be the one associated to the user's Google account. Once you have done so, your search engine will appear on the user's list of search engines.


There are two types of members: Owner and Administrator. Owners can view and edit any data associated with their search engines. Owners can also delete their search engines. Administrators have restricted access. They won't be able to:

  • Delete the search engine
  • Add or remove user accounts
  • Access the Ads features.

Once a user has been removed from the Users list, they will no longer be able to manage that search engine.