What is Google Search Console
Google Search Console is a tool by Google that helps manage the performance and health of your
With Google Search Console, you can view your website’s performance report showing clicks, impressions, average position and click-through rate for different keywords.
- When someone searches in Google and clicks on a link to your website
- Number of times links to your website appear in Google Searches
- What position your website shows up in a Google search
- Click Through Rate (CTR):
- Ratio of Clicks to Impressions
- Words or phrases that appear in Google searches in relation to your website
Google Search Console will also give you feedback on how many URL’s (page links from your website) Google has crawled (added) to its searches and whether it has detected any errors.
You can also submit your sitemap via Google Search Console which is effectively telling Google that all the pages of your website exist.
Connecting to Google Search Console
The easiest way to connect to Google Search Console is once you have connected Google Analytics. Go to Google Search Console and Add a New Property, Enter the website address and then you will need to verify that you are the owner.
If you are connected via Google Analytics, you can use this method to verify (you may need to switch to the Alternate Methods tab). Alternatively, there are other methods of connecting described on the Google Search Console page.