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Google Search Console

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87 Ratings

Google Search Console

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Likelihood to Recommend

Google Search Console

It is a basic tool that all website owners should be aware of and know how to use as it is an absolute basic necessity to understanding performance on Google. Other tools provide what Search Console does and more, so it can be bypassed. However, I always rely on Search Console as the ultimate source of truth for our site's performance on Google because, well, it's owned by Google.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Google Search Console
7.0
Keyword analysis
Google Search Console
7.9
Backlink management
Google Search Console
7.2
SERP ranking tracking
Google Search Console
7.8
Page grader
Google Search Console
5.3
Competitive analysis
Google Search Console
5.9
Site audit / diagnostics
Google Search Console
8.1
Site recommendations
Google Search Console
7.6
Task management
Google Search Console
6.0

SEO Channels

Google Search Console
7.6
Local SEO
Google Search Console
7.5
Social SEO
Google Search Console
6.4
Mobile SEO
Google Search Console
8.1
Global SEO
Google Search Console
8.2

SEO Platform & Account Management

Google Search Console
8.7
Multi-domain support
Google Search Console
8.5
Integration with web analytics tools
Google Search Console
9.0

Pros

  • Rankings tracking for pages and keywords on Google.
  • Impressions, clicks and CTR tracking for separate keywords and pages on Google.
  • Comparing rankings, impressions, clicks, and CTR for different time periods.
  • It shows information about recent Google and GSC updates on the graph.
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Cons

  • I think the standard con here is that Google is a big business with lots of access to your data. We hope they behave responsibly with it, but there isn't as much transparency with how they analyze data or position your website as we might like.
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Alternatives Considered

Google is the dominant search engine so its a dead-given that you want to be using their platform for optimizing and managing your website presence on Google. No other platform compares to Google Search Console when it comes to accessing raw data on how google is viewing your site and identifying opportunities to optimize site structure and content to increase traffic and rank.
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Return on Investment

  • The Search Console is completely free to use, so the biggest investment we put into it is time, and using it saves a lot of time in the long-run.
  • Help you identify problem areas, diagnose problems, access important search analytics.
  • What would improved search positioning mean to your business? Since it's a free resource and the time commitment is minimal, I would say that you can't afford not to use it.
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Pricing Details

Google Search Console

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details