Google Search Console

Google Search Console

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The absolute Way to manage SEO

7 out of 10
June 10, 2022
The company wanted to rank highly on google searches for fashion blogs which prompted us to sort after a powerful SEO. We also needed to …
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GSC: Can't beat the price!

9 out of 10
May 24, 2021
We utilize Google Search Console to analyze the ongoing performance of our client's websites in the Google Search environment. Each of the …
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  • Multi-domain support (43)
    9.2
    92%
  • Integration with web analytics tools (44)
    8.6
    86%
  • Mobile SEO (44)
    8.2
    82%
  • Keyword analysis (43)
    7.9
    79%

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What is Google Search Console?

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

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What is Ahrefs?

Ahrefs is an SEO tool providers. Ahrefs Site Explorer provides a suite of tools including a component for backlink & on-page SEO analysis, online brand mentions tracking, and domain comparison tool for competitor analysis, etc. They refer to themselves as “the largest index of live backlinks.”

What is Semrush?

SEMRush is a relatively popular search engine optimization tool set from the company of the same name based in Pennsylvania and founded in 2008. Largely the platforms relies on competitive intelligence, and features SEO staples like backlink checking, keyword analysis to refine SEO and PPC…

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Features Scorecard

SEO

6.9
69%

SEO Channels

8.0
80%

SEO Platform & Account Management

8.9
89%

Product Details

What is Google Search Console?

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Reviewers rate Multi-domain support highest, with a score of 9.2.

The most common users of Google Search Console are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Marketing & Advertising industry.

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Bing helps us to submit websites to our bing search engine, manage sitemaps crawl status help to disallow URLs. However it is only for the Bing search engine, obviously, we need to use the Google search console for Google indexing.
Pemba Tshiring Sherpa | TrustRadius Reviewer
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The search console provides more detailed data on actual real-world performance. The search console also helps with submitting new websites for indexing whereas other tools only analyze existing SERP results. The search console also gives additional data of keywords that a page is ranking for which is better than other tools.
Junaid Poolayil | TrustRadius Reviewer
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when we comparing with Google search console and SE Ranking i felt that google has more tools and Features and SE Ranking is very high price when we look with the features, google Search console is very suitable for any type of business but, SE Ranking only suitable for small comapnies like annual income below 15 million USD
Eric Serdar | TrustRadius Reviewer
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All of these other tools have positives and negatives. We use Google Search Console along with Semrush in the past and are using it with Ahrefs right now. Search Console is like the foundation of monitoring our search presence and these other tools are what lets us do the heavy lifting and really deep analysis.
Andrea Hester | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Google uniquely provides specific data that is important for optimizing SEO and performance for websites. While it doesn't provide as comprehensive an analysis as other tools like Ahrefs and Moz, it provides Google performance-specific data that can't be found elsewhere. When used alongside other such tools, it is a valuable resource for developers and technical SEOs who are managing the performance of websites.
Oleksandr Torlo | TrustRadius Reviewer
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If you need advanced SEO information, then of course you need to use expensive tools. Google console will give basic information, but most importantly, it will give promptly and free of charge. So do not ignore the possibilities of this great free tool, because all webmasters use it even famous SEO people started from Google Console.
Mike Calabro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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There is a lot to learn on how to do SEO properly. As a freelance photographer, I don't have enough time to do this properly. I usually use the options and tips that my web host (Squarespace) provides. It is much easier and simpler to use, but I am sure the results will not be as good.
Score 7 out of 10
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We use both SEMRush and Google Search Console. Google Search Console and SEMRush share some similar features, but they're two very different software suites. SEMRush is a more robust platform for SEO and SEM. It offers a lot more features than Google Search Console, including social media tracking, but it's also not free. You can also connect SEMRush to Google Analytics to get more accurate data into their reporting. Google Search Console is a free tool that's designed to give you a moderate understanding of how people are getting to your site and what needs to be fixed to get more people there.
Jerry Janes | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Although StatCounter is more like Google Analytics than Search Console, it still has a lot of overlap. StatCounter is relatively small, so it does not provide anywhere near the functions of SC. But, it's good to have a secondary source of traffic and other related data, one other than what Google is informing.
Ruby Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Ahrefs and SEMRush along with the search console. Ahrefs helps in creating our backlink strategy while SEMRush for content gaps and opportunities. Search console is more preferred as it is completely free and data comes straight from Google. But you cannot see backlinks and ads in search console.
Todd Dodge | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We also use SEMRush for our sites to get a better overall picture of our backlinks, keywords, rankings, etc for all our search engine optimization needs, but at a cost of $99/month, it can be quite expensive and does what Google Search Console does for free, albeit in a more user-friendly way.
Scott Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Google Search Console offers more information than Google Analytics alone (though they can be integrated together). Google Search Console is also a free tool, so that can be an attractive facet when compared to Moz or other SEO programs (though the information provided is substantially reduced.) Google is responsible for 90-ish % of search traffic, so it is more important than Bing Webmaster Tools. Bing Webmaster Tools shouldn't be forgotten, though. It has some great things that Google Search Console lacks.
Evan Laird | TrustRadius Reviewer
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I wouldn't really call Google Search Console a competitor of these major SEO software that has backlink management, competitive research, keyword research, PPC research, and so much more a part of them. It's just a bare-bones SEO tool and sitemap submission specifically for Google to help you rank higher and get clear easy to understand reports that clients and non-technical individuals love. It's great for a start but once getting more advanced into SEO it's best to invest in one of these costly and much more powerful tools.
Sam Lepak | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Google Search Console does a lot more than most webmaster tools and is easier to navigate than Bing Webmaster Tools. One other tool that we predominately use is SerpCheetah, which provides real-time organic keyword positioning rank in the SERP and can be broken down by device, country, etc. The only problem is that SerpCheetah does not allow to view any page errors, submit a robots.txt file or sitemap.
Score 9 out of 10
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I use Moz & SEO PowerSuite to help monitor site performance, rank, & find keyword opportunities. But I wouldn't consider them the same type of product as Search Console. Google doesn't use either of these two products to send me alerts about issues they've found on my sites. For that reason, I won't ever consider using another product over Search Console. It will always be in addition to.
Megan Lemons | TrustRadius Reviewer
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I would say that the two work together. I think that anyone who has a website should have and be knowledgeable of Google Search Console and Google Analytics. HubSpot, SEMRush, and programs like SEO Spider have similar features but Google's free features are unbeatable. The paid versions have nice supplemental information, though, if it fits in your budget.
Adam Lumley | TrustRadius Reviewer
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The paid software mentioned all provide great insights and areas of opportunity. Those insights coupled with Google's free Search Console allow one to make changes directly into the SERPs. The ability to push a page to be crawled ensures that your changes will be seen by google and often I am surprised by how quickly changes can take effect.