Google Search Console is a web based platform that helps businesses optimize the visibility of their website.
NOTE: This data source is only available for accounts on the Professional plan. If you would like to upgrade your plan, talk to your Grow account manager or visit your account's billing page.
How to Connect
Before connecting please collect your Google login information.
- Log in to your Grow account and select Add Metric. Select Google Search Console from your list of data sources, then press the Connect button.
- This will bring you to an access page where Google will have you choose the account to use.
- After you select the account you want to use, you will need to let Grow have permission to your Google Search Console account and data. On this page, click Allow.
And that’s it. You are good to go!
FAQs + Tips and Tricks
Using Dimensions in Google Search Console
When you are building a metric for Google Search Console, the Query report requires you to use a dimension on which to filter the results. Here is a description of the dimensions that you can use.
NOTE: When you enter the dimensions in Grow, they need to be typed in all lowercase.
- country -- groups results by country, using the three-letter country code. You can find a list of the 3-letter codes here.
- date -- groups results by date.
- device -- groups results by device type. The three groups that result are ‘desktop’, ‘mobile’, and ‘tablet’.
- page -- groups results by the page and URL.
- query -- groups results based on the specific query strings.
Additionally, you can filter on two dimensions, separated by a comma.
In this example, the data is filtered by country and date.
We cannot pull any data for the last 2-3 days
Google Search Console keeps a buffer on their data reporting to ensure that all data reported through their API is static and unchanging. This means that we cannot pull any data for the last three days from Google Search Console.
Google’s documentation says the following: “There can be a lag between when the numbers are calculated and when they are visible to webmasters. Although data gets published in intervals, we continually collect it. Normally, however, collected data should be available in 2-3 days.”
You can read about Search Analytics Reports on Google’s documentation here.