Google Search Console - Not bad for free
January 29, 2020

Google Search Console - Not bad for free

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Search Console

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
  • I have used search console to identify search terms that are performing well for us.
  • I have also used a search console to identify search terms that are not performing well for us.
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.
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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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.

Google Search Console Feature Ratings

Backlink management
SERP ranking tracking
Not Rated
Site audit / diagnostics
Site recommendations
Task management
Local SEO
Mobile SEO
Global SEO
Multi-domain support
Integration with web analytics tools