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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • Google PageSpeed Insights ranks higher in 1 feature set: SEO
  • Google Search Console ranks higher in 2 feature sets: SEO Channels, SEO Platform & Account Management

SEO

7.2

Google PageSpeed Insights

72%
7.0

Google Search Console

70%
Google Search Console ranks higher in 5/8 features

Keyword analysis

6.0
60%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
43 Ratings

Page grader

6.8
68%
4 Ratings
6.5
65%
30 Ratings

Competitive analysis

5.0
50%
2 Ratings
5.7
57%
17 Ratings

Site audit / diagnostics

9.5
95%
5 Ratings
6.9
69%
42 Ratings

Site recommendations

9.5
95%
5 Ratings
7.1
71%
40 Ratings

Task management

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
6.9
69%
19 Ratings

Backlink management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
38 Ratings

SERP ranking tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
40 Ratings

SEO Channels

6.6

Google PageSpeed Insights

66%
8.0

Google Search Console

80%
Google Search Console ranks higher in 3/4 features

Local SEO

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
35 Ratings

Social SEO

5.0
50%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
20 Ratings

Mobile SEO

9.7
97%
5 Ratings
8.2
82%
44 Ratings

Global SEO

6.7
67%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
39 Ratings

SEO Platform & Account Management

8.7

Google PageSpeed Insights

87%
8.9

Google Search Console

89%
Google PageSpeed Insights ranks higher in 1/2 features

Multi-domain support

9.4
94%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
43 Ratings

Integration with web analytics tools

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
44 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Google PageSpeed Insights is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Google Search Console is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Google PageSpeed Insights and Google Search Console are tied in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Google PageSpeed Insights

100%
5 Ratings
9.2

Google Search Console

92%
50 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Google PageSpeed Insights

100%
1 Rating
10.0

Google Search Console

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

1.0

Google PageSpeed Insights

10%
2 Ratings
6.1

Google Search Console

61%
16 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Google

If you notice your site is taking a long time to load, then you should first use PageSpeed Insights to see what can quickly be optimized (also check your file sizes, hosting server, NGINX and other common sources of slow speed, too.) And, if you've notice gradually fewer Organic Search visits, PageSpeed Insights might be able to help. As Google is reducing the prevalence of slow sites, you could be losing traffic. Speed up your page load times by finding what is blocking renders, slowing down contentful paints, and other critical page speed signals.
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Google

Google Search Console is helpful to understand what terms customers search for and click onto your website from. However, it's not helpful if you're looking for deep competitive insight on search terms people are using and how that impacts your website.
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Pros

Google

  • Measure page loading time
  • Compared loading times against Google's benchmarks
  • Identifies opportunities for web page performance improvements
  • Identifies sub-optimal web page attributes that slow down page loading
  • Compare performance on mobile and desktop devices easily
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Google

  • You can also submit your sitemap directly to Google and get it crawled.
  • You can also index and crawl you updated and new webpages.
  • It also displays errors that are preventing your site pages to get indexed in Google.
  • You get a list of all the keywords for which your site is ranking.
  • You can track its position, CTR and impressions.
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Cons

Google

  • The suggestions for improvement can be technical for non-developers.
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Google

  • It can be a little difficult to navigate
  • More training resources would be an asset. A beginner is given the power to completely destroy a sites search results at the push of a button. Likewise it is a powerful tool to enhance search results also.
  • An option to take care of multiple versions of the same site simultaneously would be helpful. An option to use the same validation script across all versions and administer them simultaneously would be a time save (i.e. non-www, www, http://, and https:// versions of the same site).
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Pricing Details

Google PageSpeed Insights

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Google PageSpeed Insights editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Google Search Console

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Google Search Console editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Google

      It's a free, easy to use tool
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      Google

      Google Search Console is a simple program that allows organizations to get a solid understanding of the way their site functions and how users land on it. It can be used for making critical business decisions regarding marketing budgets and that within itself is why it deserves a 10.
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      Support Rating

      Google

      There is no support from Google for the tool.
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      Google

      As with all Google software, your primary source of help is their forums, their knowledge base articles, or whatever tutorials you can find on the web. Often answers on their forums are not straightforward and may not address the actual issue you're experiencing. The KB articles are typically written like instruction manuals - for better or for worse. Tutorials on the web may vary, but the odds are good someone out there had the same questions as you and was kind enough to document their experience.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Google

      I think GTmetrix has some feedback that PageSpeed doesn't provide, but Google's tool is easier overall and has a better user experience; also offers compressed images, CSS, and javascript files if that's the case. Also, Google has extensive documentation to help you better understand what can be done to improve your grade.
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      Google

      SEMRush is a supplementary tool we use to provide competitive analysis. While it does, or should, provide the same data that Search Console does, but I only fully trust Search Console when it comes to basic performance in Google for the sites we develop and own. SEMRush, and other products like it, does provide much more in-depth insights that can help drive business decisions, including site performance on other search engines, along putting organic and paid search performance in one spot. However, SEMRush costs money while Search Console is free.
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      Return on Investment

      Google

      • Faster loading site, give results faster to visitors
      • Buyers can get to the end of the buying cycle faster
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      Google

      • Given that this is a free tool, the return on investment has been particularly high - we've identified and addressed a few site issues that could have meant a reduction in search traffic.
      • Our organic search traffic has been on the rise in part due to the insights gained from the search traffic analytics provided within the console.
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