Google Search Console - Another great tool for managing SEO
Updated June 17, 2021

Google Search Console - Another great tool for managing SEO

Erin Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Search Console

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
  • Allows better use of my time which deceases my client's costs
  • I can explain keywords and how they are useful with data
Google Search Console is free to use. HubSpot can be quite costly and out of my client's budgets.
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.

Google Search Console Feature Ratings

Keyword analysis
Backlink management
SERP ranking tracking
Local SEO
Social SEO
Mobile SEO
Global SEO
Multi-domain support
Integration with web analytics tools