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November 20, 2019
Ruby Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The search console is being used by the marketing team of our company. Its use is limited to the Marketing department for now. It addresses the key problem of finding keywords for our website. Google search console gives you a fair idea and keywords for which your webpages and blog are ranking for. It is crucial for SEO optimization and improves CTR.

  • 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.
  • Sometimes, the average position it shows for a particular webpage is not that accurate.
  • Understanding issues depicted by search console can be difficult at times as they are very technical.
  • It doesn't accept HTML sitemaps.
Search console must be integrated with every website as it is crucial to get a thorough keyword analysis of webpages. It helps in improving your click-through rate and fasten the process of your post getting crawled. Its Robots.txt settings is a bit complicated, hence avoid it if you are not a technical person.
As it is a free tool, you mainly have to rely on their knowledge base and forums. Google has provided in-depth guides and KB for every function of the search console. So, you can refer to it in case of any problem. You can also ask questions on their forums but direct support is not available.
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February 12, 2020
Lindsay Halsey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Google Search Console at our search engine marketing agency. It creates a communication channel for our account managers to understand better how Google is crawling, indexing, and displaying our clients' websites on
  • Keyword specific performance data for SEO.
  • Technical SEO feedback including site speed, mobile usability and much more.
  • Some features are still in beta and thus have limited or incomplete data.
  • The coverage report can have overwhelming data that makes it hard to know what is a concern and what is ok.
Google Search Console well suited for business owners, marketing managers, and agencies who want to get started with search engine optimization. Google Search Console is free, powerful, and relatively easy to use.
There is little support around the Google Search Console.
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January 29, 2020
Mike Calabro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I often forget that the Google Search Console even exists. When I remember to check it out, it is useful. It gives good recommendations on how to speed up my site, which is less important with the mass adoption of fast internet speeds, but it still helps with mobile users with bad connections.
  • The best way to analyze your google SEO.
  • It helps to find who is linking to your site.
  • The way it shows your sites is a bit confusing. It shows your URL as different sites for "HTTP" and https" It should consider that the same site.
  • This tool could easily be combined with Google Analytics. Currently, it just adds another step to the SEO process.
You need to understand that the Google Search Console is different than Google Analytics and that you really should use both of them together. Google Search Console offers more suggestions on how to improve your SEO. You can't have one without the other. Depending on who hosts your site, the host analytics might be better than what Google Search Console can offer.
I have not used the support for the Google Search Console, but I have had good luck with support on other Google properties.
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January 29, 2020
Jerry Janes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I mostly use it for my clients' SEO needs. There usually is not marketing or other relevant department, so I am responsible. Business problems it addresses are data/website monitoring.
  • The "new" SC's Overview is great for sharing with clients as it's a simplified presentation of different data with graphs.
  • Performance is my turf. It is designed for me at a glance to recognize the peaks and valleys of traffic. Clicks v. Impressions remains something central to SEO and other marketing efforts.
  • This is surely subjective, but as long as I could, I used the old SC but now that I am forced to just use the new, there still is a bit of a learning curve. Again, this is not a fair complaint as in time all will be forgotten, but I really do miss the old version.
  • One thing I do not like is the loss of the Manual URL Submission. I understand why it's been removed, but sometimes I am doing refreshes of pages and want that new version visited and reindexed ASAP rather than have to wait for Google to revisit.
It is excellent for SMBs as well as large companies. I cannot envision any scenario where it would not be appropriate. Perhaps with Mom and Pop businesses, or individuals' websites, not all the available functionality might be useful, but it certainly can't hurt to have the headroom.
I've found their SC customer service difficult to find and slow to respond, if ever. I know this has been by design as Google continues to help users answer their own questions/problems, so I agree with that, but there are still times I need to speak or email with a human.
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January 28, 2020
Frank Watson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • We use to track the pages indexed in Google Search Console through our site map submissions and general crawl. We see what causes some pages from not getting indexed.
  • It also shows insights into links, keywords and page load issues
  • Tracks indexed pages of your website
  • Insights into use of schema
  • Keyword information
  • Could use more details on why pages not indexed
Given there is very little else that can provide these insights, it is necessary to use what is out there. While the Google Search Console does provide insights - there is nowhere else that can get this much - Bing has a few extra items, but it tracks Bing traffic which is much smaller
Never used - but few Google tools have actual reps helping - usually just FAQs and videos.
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October 22, 2019
Celia Fisher | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Our entire organization uses Google Search Console to analyze crawl problems with websites. We can use this data to show clients what issues they are facing that may be preventing them from getting as much search traffic as they might be able to were those problems fixed. We can also use it to identify areas of opportunity based on what queries other people are searching to get to the client's website.
  • Detailed insights on search query help us to identify areas of opportunity for clients.
  • Great user interface makes working with GSC a breeze to learn.
  • Ability to access discontinued tools allows us to use GSC our way, even when it's not necessarily what the devs intended.
  • Some specific components can require more in-depth knowledge than may be expected by the average GSC user.
Great for figuring out why people are coming to your website. You can use this data to improve the content you have and drive more traffic, leading to more conversions. Also, great for analyzing potential blocks that might be preventing Google from crawling your site as effectively.

Not so great for seeing detailed info about WHEN people came to your site and what they did there. Switch to Google Analytics for purposes like this. GSC is more for analyzing the "why" than the "how" or "when" or "where."
I have not personally requested support for Google Search Console so I am unfamiliar with how they could help me. I have not had any problems with the tool; it's very user-friendly and reliable in terms of it working regularly and doing what I need it to. However, I feel positive about them being able to help me if I were to actually need it. I believe there are support forums available as well.
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January 29, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We use Google Search Console to identify potential search engine crawl issues and track keyword searches with Google for our website. The tool gives us some insight into how Google and its users see and access our website.
  • Allows you to directly submit a sitemap to Google for crawling.
  • Shows common search queries used to access site.
  • Recrawling of pages that have suggested improvements is very slow
  • Disavowing non-existent URLS doesn't remove them from the error report
Google Search Console is useful for gaining some insights into how your website is perceived by Google and interacted with by those using their search engine. You can get an idea of what keywords are being searched, who links to your site, and the pages that are receiving traffic. If you're using Google Analytics, you can connect the two to get more detailed information.
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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February 25, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We use it to see how our website is performing with organic search. We can see which keywords we are ranking for and how to improve our SEO strategy.
  • Data on impressions, clicks and average position in Google results.
  • You submit your sitemap and can check for issues.
  • None
It is suited for everyone who has a website who wants to feature on Google.
I have not used their support service.
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October 25, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Google Search Console is being used by our web optimization team and our Digital Marketing team. It helps us with our SEO efforts and to improve our Google search rankings. We rely heavily on our organic traffic and Google Search Console helps us manage our websites and its web performance.
  • Very easy to use interface/dashboard.
  • The new dashboard is self-explanatory and simple to use.
  • Support features are quite limited, especially if you require in-depth assistance.
  • Not recommended for beginners.
Google Search Console is well suited in organic search analytics such as search queries, page visits, and updating sitemaps of your website. Errors may arise on your site that Google will notify you of and Google Search Console is where you can submit your sitemap manually once the problem(s) have been resolved. Also, knowing how many impressions and clicks on your site through organic search is a valuable metric.
Unfortunately, there is no direct support with a Google help representative. However, they do provide Help documents and FAQs. I give a rating of 5 because of this. I would like to see an option to either chat, email, or phone support in case I had issues that are not explained in the documents.
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July 18, 2019
Todd Dodge | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Google Seach Console is helping us monitor our Analytics in our sites to help us improve our search engine optimization where Analytics doesn't. Analytics is good for monitoring where people are clicking, where they are located in the world, their demographics, etc, but Google Search Console will help tell us why they are searching for us, what keywords they were using, etc.
  • Search engine optimization.
  • Analyze data.
  • Audience targeting.
  • Implementation,
  • User-friendliness,
  • Ease-of-Use.
Google Search Console help tie Google Analytics and Google Ads together and give you a more complete overall picture of not only your budgeting costs and results from Ads, and the demographic and behavior from Analytics, but also the search engine behavior and trends that neither Ads nor Analytics offers insights to.
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July 16, 2019
Scott Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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As a marketing and web development firm, we utilize Google Search Console to improve and monitor our clients SEO performance. Google Search Console gives search analytics that are vital in tracking and reporting Organic search growth. It also shows which pages could perform better with some SEO changes, especially with metadata. Finally, the Search Console has some other tools, such as Change of Address, URL Inspection, and Robots.txt tester, that are very important to the web development and Search Engine Optimization process.
  • Reporting on Search Performance: monitor, track and research your organic performance over time or compare time frames.
  • Meta Data Testing and monitoring: make sure your product, events, AMP, and other meta tags are properly configured.
  • Monitoring Security and Manual Actions: ensure that Google is not reducing your ranking for security issues or SEO errors.
  • Producing suggestions for SEO improvements: Search Console provides links to resources to help improve the way Google crawls, indexes, and shows your website in search results.
  • Reporting is strong, but could benefit from some additional functionality, such as sorting by % changed.
  • Some functionality is lost in the "New" Search Console, forcing you to revert to the old version to get things done.
  • Because the "Old" version doesn't have the same functions as the "New" one, you're forced to switch back and forth between both platforms to get many things accomplished.
  • Many of the "Warnings" and Suggestions aren't very clear on how to fix the issue, or are vague in their explanation of what is wrong.
To be completely honest, every site owner or digital firm should be monitoring their Google Search Console. As a free service, there's no reason not to monitor it, and the information it provides is pivotal for good SEO and search performance in the modern era. Since most Analytics programs (including Google Analytics) do not provide a full list of keywords, Search Console can offer some additional insight into search performance.
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July 04, 2019
Rohit Langde | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It is being used by the Marketing and Research Department. Google Search Console mostly helps our Marketing Team to decide where to put our efforts in organic marketing. We use it to track keywords which are getting impressions but lacking on clicks, so we can tweak it on-page to gain more CTR and traffic. Moreover, we get notifications if something goes wrong and might affect our search appearance. Who else can judge your visibility more than Google? Search Console is a platform provided which bridges this gap.
  • 70% of our traffic source is Google and Search Console gives bird eye view of our performance.
  • Keeping track of mishappenings on site related to indexing.
  • Tips and suggestions help improving cross-device visibility.
  • Vital information columns like competition/CPC goes missing in some properties without notice.
  • Severe warnings are sometimes a problem on the bot-crawling part and show nothing on the webmaster's side.
Whether you are targeting search marketing or paid ads, Search Console will help you to be on the right path and align with your goals. It is a must and a few of the first things to do for any webmaster. I do not see any scenario where it is not suited because it is free and doesn't require any special attention. Website performance on the search engine is automatically tracked and reports can be used to optimize it.
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May 08, 2019
Evan Laird | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Google Search Console is first used to submit sitemaps when adding new pages, completely redoing websites, or after making a new site from scratch to notify Google to crawl it as soon as possible so we can start ranking on the Google SERPS. It's then used to track progress on SEO initiatives and find which pages and keywords are working best for us to get organic traffic and high CTRs when gaining impressions.
  • Sitemap submission
  • Easy performance insights
  • Clean UI/UX
  • Easy Setup with Integration with Google Analytics or DNS
  • Wish you could do keyword research or competitor research inside the tool
  • Fixing Crawl errors are at times not clear and have to Google what it means
Every website on the internet should have a Google Search Console account and submit their sitemaps. It's absolutely free and takes only 5-10 minutes to submit your sitemaps and being able to track progress. Helps SEO and ranking higher on Google with really no effort at all and will quicken your results.
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May 08, 2019
Sam Lepak | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Our company uses Google Search Console to track our websites organic keyword rank. Along with analyzing any trends post-on page SEO tests.

Google Search Console is used by our Marketing department only, not our Sales team nor the Product Development team.

For us, Google Search Console addresses our organic keyword rank, any canonicalization errors, soft 404 errors, duplicate content, website crawling/indexing, and robots.txt file upload.
  • One of Google Search Console's strength is having a robots.txt file submission location. Rather than hoping Google finds the file, one can automatically submit for them to crawl, especially if changes are made often.
  • Another major benefit to Google Search Console is being able to submit a sitemap by simply adding the /sitemap.xml into the Sitemaps tab and having Google crawl the website.
  • Lastly, being able to see the organic keyword position is important to know if you need to create any content or add the keyword to the on-page SEO to move up the SERPs. Google Search Console shows position over time of keywords with their simple performance chart.
  • As of recently, Google Search Console has switched to a new design interface and in the new design interface, it's extremely difficult to add new users to a property, along with find the rich snippets and schema tabs. On the surface, it appears that Google Search Console removed some features from the old design.
  • Difficulty verifying domain... On multiple occasions, I have been revoked access to Google Search Console data and have had to re-verify the domain DNS. I follow the step-by-step process of verifying the domain and the results are very inconsistent. Sometimes Google Search Console recognizes the DNS update and the majority of the time it does not.
Google Search Console is well suited for any business that is looking for basic web traffic analytics (SERP, on-page SEO, etc.), mainly because it's free and integrates extremely well with Google Analytics.

Apart from that, if you are a larger company and use enterprise analytics and need more advanced tools then I would look elsewhere.
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July 02, 2019
Joseph Lesho | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Google Search Console to monitor the organic rankings and site optimization of our client's websites. There are plenty of tools out there that can do the same thing, but GSC has the advantage of being a Google product, which means it directly integrates with their other marketing platforms. Plus it's free, which is always a good thing.
  • Easy-to-use UI
  • Makes time period comparisons quick and easy
  • Easy integration with a wide variety of marketing tools
  • The mobile usability error section needs to provide more specific details about what exactly the errors are.
Google Search Console is a great tool for businesses of all size. From an independent entity to large enterprises, GSC offers great value and insight.
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December 20, 2018
Adam Lumley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Google Search Console is used in both marketing and web development. Marketing is able to gain valuable incites to improve SEO and the development team is able to detect and improve errors in a fast and efficient manner.
  • Provides inbound keywords that can be linked directly to your Google Analytics account
  • Quickly update sitemaps and remove pages from search results
  • The fetch and render tool is very helpful to ensure your pages are appearing correctly in search results
  • 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).
This is an essential tool for any website in my opinion. Google is the dominant search engine and this gives you the ability to directly influence how your site's pages, descriptions, etc appear in search results.
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January 25, 2019
Megan Lemons | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Google Search Console to monitor every one of our websites. We use it in conjunction with Google Analytics as both a search optimization tool and to make sure everything is healthy web development-wise. It has proved especially helpful since the update. Tracking what keywords are actually being used by the people who visit our site and knowing the ins and outs of our link profile are the top use cases for Google Search Console.
  • Lists keywords that users find our site with.
  • Features how your site appears to site crawlers
  • Shows any issues in indexing
  • Not the most intuitive UI but greatly approved since the update.
  • Gets difficult to manage when domain changes take place or if you have multiple versions of one site
  • Needs more resources for SEOs. Training or something to help navigation easier.
In looking for software that will aid in the basics of website SEO, Google Search Console is perfect. Knowing queries, links, device usage, and indexing information is essential to keeping a healthy website and improving the site's ranking.
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January 22, 2019
Dustin Brackett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Google Search Console is used to get better insight into our website as well as client's websites. It's really the only way to understand how the website is performing in Google search and what needs to be improved or changed. It also gives us the ability to see what keywords are being searched and clicked on.
  • Organic search insight
  • Keyword data
  • Issue identification
  • Wish there was just a combination of Analytics and Search Console. Not sure why they need to be separate tools.
This is really a no brainer. Every business should be using Google Search Console. It is a free tool that gives you a ton of insight into your website and organic search presence. If you don't already have it, do it now. There is literally no downside to having an account.
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December 18, 2018
Nick Kretz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Google Search Console to measure website organic performance for all our SEO and website development clients. We also use the platform internal to monitor and diagnose any performance issues for our own site. Google Search Console helps to monitor website health when it comes to crawl budgets, html issues, schema/structured data validation and organic search performance monitoring for clicks, impressions, CTRs and Average position for specific keywords and pages on site.
  • High-level reporting on important factors that affect organic search position
  • Easy to understand how Google indexes and crawls your site gives you an assessment on how most web crawlers are crawling your site
  • Many tools to validate and optimize website performance with structured data, google data highlighter, AMP, re-index pages, sitemap verification
  • Difficult to navigate new UI in 2018, prefer old version so I'm constantly having to switch back
  • Can be challenging to work with if you're new to the platform and don't understand technical SEO, website optimization
Well suited for website optimization projects especially when it comes to organic search. It is important for anyone who is managing website content or structure to assess the health of the website and identify critical issues that may affect performance. Good for an analytics-minded professional who is comfortable interpreting raw data or exporting files to build reports or dashboards. Not well suited for paid advertising professionals or executives. More of a tool for the people working on implementation and SEO/development related website projects.
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December 11, 2018
Dragan Nikolic | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Google Search Console and Google Webmaster Tools are being used by our marketing department. Verifying and analysing the data from Google Search Console is the first step in client acquisition.

You get the overview of your website's heath. This tool shows you major issues about the website and based on its findings your marketing department can create an SEO strategy.
  • Get alerts about issues and learn how to fix them.
  • Understand how Google sees your website.
  • Optimize your website using AMP, mobile usability and rich snippets.
  • Optimize your content with search analytics.
  • UI/UX has recently changed and not for the better.
  • The new Google Search Console relies on the old version, so sometimes you don't get all the data, unless you switch back to "old view."
  • New Google Search console is not as fast or reliable as the old version and often shows issues when there are none.
Claiming your website properties and verifying Google Search Console is the first thing any webmaster/owner/SEO should do. By doing this you get a window into Google's world and SEO algorithm.

If you're a startup company, you should do this to find out which keywords get you traffic and optimize your website for those, so Google Seach Console helps your content.

If you're an SEO agency, you should ask for GSC access to check the overall health and fix major SEO issues, etc...
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December 08, 2018
Vanessa Suarez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Google Search Console is mainly being used by the SEO team in my organization, so about 5 persons in my company use it on a regular basis. Then, the analytics team uses that data, too, to investigate issues, traffic spikes or provide recommendations. The PPC team is starting to use it more when creating cross-team/cross-channel strategies.
  • This is a great tool to know what organic keywords are being used to enter your site, and you can compare them over time to see improvements of your SEO efforts.
  • The new interface is more user-friendly, clean, and nice to use than the old version. You can slice and dice keyword data, use filters, get granular on dates, pages, and devices. It offers a lot of valuable information, and it's totally free!
  • You can see keywords data for images, website, or videos!
  • I wish you could aggregate keyword data for images, website, and videos to see the total number of impressions and clicks.
  • I guess Google is still working on it, but I hope to see all the options that were available in the old version. It's still limited for some of our accounts.
Google Search Console is well suited for any company that runs their website on their own, or that uses all of the other Google products. It's free and easy to install, so why not take advantage of it! I would say it's not as suited for very large companies that use analytics tools other than GA. They should find a solution that connects with their tool to try to have all the data under the same house, in my opinion.
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December 02, 2018
Erin Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I use the Google Search Console for every single website that I manage. As part of initial website development plans, the Google Search Console is a default setup task along with Google Analytics.

I find this an important piece that ties to Google Analytics to monitor traffic, specifically search traffic so we know what keywords are working and what users are searching for.
  • Providing Search Terms for what real people are searching for
  • Providing Appearance Rankings for where my websites appear in search results
  • Providing what problems may exist with indexing sites
  • Does not accept .html formatted xml sitemaps.
  • I don't think indexing is always complete for websites I've submitted
I manage eight websites which are implementing the Google Search Console as a tool for keywords, analytics and SEO. Understanding the traffic information that this tool provides, helps me adjust SEO and plan ads.

Some of my websites have many pages so it's great to see how the individual pages appear in search results (ranking). This is important because every site owner wants their pages to appear in that magic number one spot and often don't understand that not everyone can be #1. Being able to see the keywords that people are using to get the results that they do.

For some of my site owners, they get it once they can see the data. Others need more help.
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June 21, 2018
Ben Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Google Search Console to support our public-facing website within a single unit in our organization (though it may also be in use on other sites). It serves a few different purposes: identifying and solving Google indexing and crawling errors, tracking our organic search performance, and identifying and addressing optimization issues.
  • Clearly flags areas where there are technical errors or "low-hanging fruit" we can address, such as duplicate title tags, security issues, or crawl errors.
  • Provides an easy way to keep Google up to date on our content/site organization - for example, the ability to upload/update sitemaps.
  • Offers sortable search analytics that allows us to determine if we're ranking for terms we think we should be, find unexpected search terms, or identify areas of underperformance. This helps us strategize around what content to create/optimize and potentially feeds into our paid search strategy.
  • I'd like more instructions about how to respond to certain errors I see - it can be difficult to understand when you see a red error message what it really means and how to fix it.
  • I'd appreciate warnings being 'ranked' somehow to understand what's really a big deal, and what might be a minor issue.
  • Search analytics is helpful but not comprehensive - you can only go back so far in the data, and can't see all the search terms that are sending traffic to your site.
I think Google Search Console is a very useful tool for someone/a team charged with managing a website and ensuring that it's set up to perform well in Google search. It does not cover everything, and you'll often need other tools or expertise to address issues that it might flag, but it's certainly a good starting point to find what might be holding your site back.
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February 01, 2019
Stefanie Cash | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Google Search Console is used by the marketing department to get a better understanding of who is coming to our site by using what keywords. This information provided by Google Search Console dictates our marketing spend for Google Adwords and Display Network
  • Organization of information
  • Detailed data
  • Troubleshooter
  • I cannot think of anything
Google Search Console helps you understand how users interact with your site, what makes them get to you, where all your backlinks of coming from, and a bunch of other useful features such as a mobile usability checker
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November 16, 2018
Sean Pomory | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I use Google Search Console to support public-facing websites within a single unit in our organization. Linked with Google Tag Manager, Analytics and Ads, it provides a powerful resource for us to: Identify Google indexing and crawling errors, track our organic search performance, identify and address optimization issues, submit sitemaps to Google, check security status of the site, demote links and maps that we no longer want promoted, among others.
  • Demote sitelinks
  • Submit sitemaps to Google
  • Review structured data elements on the
  • Listing external and internal links on the site
  • Disavow bad links
  • Fetching as Google
  • Poor UI
  • Significant data discrepancy between Analytics and Search Console
  • Unclear messaging around when a sitemap was submitted and when it was processed
  • Terrible support
  • Massive learning curve
Google Search Console is good. It is a solid tool that provides great analytics in many use cases. But it has many failings. To be clear, Marketers and Developers should certainly use Google Search Console, just in conjunction with other tools. I don't believe you can't recommend the tool in the SEO space because of its direct integration with Google. If you want to submit a site to Google directly, this is the only way to do it. So, business large and small, should use it.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Keyword analysis (32)
Backlink management (27)
SERP ranking tracking (30)
Page grader (22)
Competitive analysis (11)
Site audit / diagnostics (32)
Site recommendations (29)
Task management (13)
Local SEO (26)
Social SEO (14)
Mobile SEO (32)
Global SEO (29)
Multi-domain support (32)
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What is Google Search Console?

Google Search Console is a search engine optimization software solution offered by Google.
Categories:  SEO

Google Search Console Video

Google Search Console Demo

Google Search Console Technical Details

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