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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 17, 2018

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Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Google Search Console

As a web development company, we design and build websites for clients. After launch, we manage and maintain search rankings and search engine optimization (SEO) if a client contracts us for ongoing work. Part of this ongoing work includes submitting the sitemap to Google's webmaster tools and monitoring performance through Google's search console.
  • The search console ensures a website's sitemap is working properly and identifies any inconsistencies or errors in the sitemap like 4XX errors or 5XX errors and gives you an opportunity to fix the issues.
  • Gives users a high-level look at their analytics without having to deep dive into Google Analytics.
  • Shows analytics like impressions, click-throughs, etc. that Google Analytics doesn't do as well.
  • Search queries are nice to see but could be more detailed as far as if a user typed that in and actually clicked through or if they just saw it in the results.
  • Would be nice if you could do more keyword research in this tool rather than having to use Google AdWords to find keyword research.
  • Google search console takes the guesswork out of sitemap performance and quickly identifies pages that aren't working properly or being crawled to the best of their ability.
Google search console has different features than the other tools and provides help in ways other tools don't such as sitemap optimization and overall impressions of your brand online.
If you are interested in understanding how users interact with your website but don't want to get "into the weeds" with Google Analytics and in-depth information, this offers a great high-level approach to understanding your web content better.

Google Search Console Feature Ratings

Keyword analysis
5
Backlink management
Not Rated
SERP ranking tracking
Not Rated
Page grader
3
Competitive analysis
Not Rated
Site audit / diagnostics
Not Rated
Site recommendations
Not Rated
Task management
Not Rated
Local SEO
5
Social SEO
Not Rated
Mobile SEO
7
Global SEO
7
Multi-domain support
10
Integration with web analytics tools
10