How to Add an Additional Owner/Admin to a Google My Business Account

This article was updated on April 7, 2020.

Google-My-BusinessCreating and/or verifying a Google My Business account is one of the most important things a local business can do to show up in Google search results organically. A Google My Business listing is required for a business to show up on Google Maps. If your business is incorporated, you may already have a listing in Google My Business. In this case, claiming and verifying the listing is your first step toward optimizing it.

Once the Google My Business listing has been claimed, one or more page managers can be added to the account. A page manager might be needed to add graphics such as a logo and banner image.

Whoever claimed the Google My Business listing will need to be the one to log in and add the page manager to the account. These steps will guide you through the process.

  1. Go to to sign into your Google My Business account.
  2. If you manage more than one business, the Manage locations page will open.
  3. Click on the name of the business.
    Google My Business locations screen
  4. Your Google My Business home page will open. (If you only manage one business on Google, you will not need to navigate through the Manage locations page.)
  5. Scroll down on the left-hand side and click “Users.”
    Google My Business - Choose "Users"
  6. The Manage permissions window will open. Click the icon in the top right corner, then click “Invite new users.”
    GMB Manage Permissions
  7. In the popup window, add the email address of the new owner/admin. It should be an email account that is connected to Google. Select “Owner” in the drop-down menu and click “Invite.”
    GMB Add new users
  8. All Done! The new owner/admin should receive an email from Google My Business indicating there is a request to add them as an “Owner” to the Google My Business account.

Clients often want me to take care of this process for them. In this case, they give me their email address and password to log into their Google account to complete the task.

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About Brian Loebig

Owner of, author of, and part-time Technology Manager for the Alliance for Performance Excellence, Brian has over 15 years of experience working in the quality improvement, human services and technology fields as an administrator and consultant. Brian has also worked as a practitioner and administrator in the corrections, substance abuse and human services fields with a special emphasis on technology. He continues to work with numerous community-based non-profits as a web technology consultant, board member and volunteer. Feel free to .
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