Verify if a Google Site is public or restricted


How can you verify if a published Google Site is public or restricted for the organization.


  • New Sites
  • Publishing and permissions
  • Restricted


As an owner of a published Google Site you can choose who can see your site:
  1. On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
  2. At the top, click Share.
  3. Next to Published site, from the drop-down list, select Restricted or Public.
    • If you use Sites for work or school, you may find other options. 
  4. Click Save or Done.
  5. ​If you selected Restricted, you can share your site with specific people and add groups. Enter the name or email address of the person you want to add, then click the dropdown > Published Viewer > Send.
    • To send an email notification to the person or group, check Notify people.


Some users are unable to see a published new site.