Today I was having a weird issue saying ‘Couldn’t add user firstname.lastname@example.org not associated with Google account’ when I was adding an email ID to Google Search Console web property (formerly, Google Webmaster Tools). Hence, thought of writing about this on how I resolved this error message.
Basically, this is due to email ID not associated with any Google account. The search console is a Google’s product and when you try to add an email address that not belongs to Google or not G Suite organization, then you will encounter this error.
The solution for this is very simple and straightforward. Just sign up for Google account or associate your existing email address with Google account. A while ago I wrote a complete article on how to resolve no Google account associated error and this error ‘Couldn’t add a user, not associated with Google account’ closely resembles the same. However, I’m re-writing the same here.
Sign up for free Gmail Account
If you use a Microsoft mail or any non-Google email service, then you may consider signing up for Gmail account. The Gmail is free mailing service which is also associated with Google account and can be used for accessing all the Google Products.
Here is the Gmail sign up form and your Google account will be created in less than 5 minutes.
Sign up Google Account without Gmail
Another type of getting Google account without actual signup for Gmail but registering your existing email. Say you’ve got a company or organization email ID and wanted to use this as primary to access few Google product – AdWords, Analytics, etc. You can actually signup for Google account that can be associated with the organization email address.
Same applies to Microsoft or Yahoo or any non-Google emailing server. Just go Sign up Google account without Gmail and enter your existing organization or free Microsoft email ID and register the account to associate with Google. This would give access to most of Google product but without having to create a @gmail.com ID.
Sign up for gSuite (formerly, Google for Work)
You can register your company domain name (example.com) with Google G Suite and get a free trial today – additional benefits of having the premium version. All the email ID created under the organization would be entitled to use Google products. The Google gSuite Admin would also have permission to restrict registering un-authorized product or apps. Head over to get coupon discount on G Suite signup today!
What’s your catch?
I was able to resolve my error by signing up for G Suite account. I hope this would help you in resolving your issue, and seamlessly adding the user.
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