You've probably heard about the console tool in Google search. If you want to become a blogger or if you are already a blogger, this is a free and very powerful tool that Google provides to the publisher, and all bloggers use it. By the way, blogging is incomplete without this tool. However, many new bloggers are unaware of what Google Search Console is, how to use it, and what the benefits of Google Search Console are.
|What is Google Search Console|
If you also don't know Google Search Console, you've come to the right blog. In today's blog post, I tried to explain Google Search Console well to you. So let's start this article without taking too much of your time and find out what Google Search Console is in detail.
What is Google Search Console
Google Search Console is a tool provided by Google to Publisher that can be used for free. To use Google Search Console, the user must have a blog or website. With the help of this tool, you can get information about organic traffic coming to your website, such as the number of users who came to the website on a particular day, by searching for keywords that the user came to your website, and etc.
Apart from this, with the help of this tool, you can optimize the SEO of your website, you can get information about which of your pages are indexed in Google, you can find out about every incoming error of the website, and you can remove any URL from Google Search and etc.
Prior to 2015, Google Search Console was known as Google Webmaster Tool from Google but on May 20, 2015, Google changed the name of this tool to Google Search Console.
As I told you, to use Google Search Console, you must have a blog or website. If you have a blog/website, you can add it to Google Search Console and track your website's performance, ranking, user experience, etc.
To submit a website to Google Search Console, read this article - How to add a blog to Google Search Console.
How to use Google Search Console
By now you should have understood what Google Search Console is, now let's understand all the Google Search Console options one by one. By understanding all these options, you will easily learn how to use the Search Console.
As soon as you log in to Google Search Console, a page with an overview opens in front of you. In this, there is a quick overview of your website's performance and SEO. In the overview, you can see all the performance, coverage, experience, etc. on one page at a glance.
By URL Inspection, you can find out the status of all web pages or all URL addresses of your website. Such as whether a certain URL address is indexed in Google or not, there is no problem with any Web page, etc. Also, by checking the address URL, you can Index your new post on Google.
Enter the URL address of the new publication of your website in the URL check and then request indexing of the URL address by clicking request indexing.
This is the most important part of Google Search Console where you can check all the organic traffic of your website. If traffic is coming to your website from Google Discover and Google News, you can check it all from here. Once you click on the tab with performance, you will see the following options.
- Total Click – the number of clicks that came from the search engine on your blog or website.
- Total Impression – the number of times your website is displayed in the search engine.
- Average CTR – means CTR (Click Through Rate), it shows how many users click on average after viewing your website.
- Average Position – the average position in the search engine of your website is called the average position. With this option, you can find out the average number of your keywords that rank.
You can also check all these matrices by applying the date filter. The default filter at Search Console is 3 months, that is, you see all the above matrix for the last three months. Apart from this, you can also check all these metrics in photos, news, and video of your website. You can get more options like the below so that you can track your website traffic well:
- Query – this means that users access your website by searching for the keyword. You can find all the keywords for ranking on your website from here.
- Page – the amount of traffic that comes to any Web page, can check here.
- Country – from which country traffic comes to your website.
- Device – how many users come to your website from any device.
- Search Appearance – apart from the search result on your website, you can check the information about where you are getting traffic from here.
- Date – you can check the click, impression, CTR, and position on your website by date.
After the performance, there is an option for indexing, it displays your website from the Google point of view. In the index, you get the option of coverage, location map, and removal.
#1 – Coverage
In the Coverage section, you can check the error in your website from Google's point of view, or when crawlers from Google got to your website, they had trouble crawling the website, and which pages were indexed and which pages were not indexed, you will get detailed information about each of them in the Coverage section.
- Error – this section contains all the pages of your website that Google could not crawl due to some problems.
- Valid With Warning – in this section, you tell Google about your web pages that have been crawled but there is a slight error in them.
- Valid – this section contains all web pages that are indexed in Google.
- Excluded – this section contains web pages that you have blocked indexed through the Robots.txt file, the Robots tag, or website web pages that Google has not intentionally indexed.
#2 – Sitemap
Through this option, you can add the Sitemap of your blog to the search engine. But for this, you first need to create a sitemap. A sitemap is a map of your website that contains all the important URL addresses from your blog that you want to index quickly.
If your website is based on WordPress, you can create a sitemap from an SEO plugin such as Rank Math, Yoast SEO, etc.
If your website is built on Blogger, then you can read this article to create a sitemap – how to create a sitemap in Blogger.
#3 – Removal
If you want to remove any of your web pages from search engines, you can do this using this option. Once the removal option opens, you have to click on "new request" and add a URL to the Web page you want to remove. After that, the process must be completed by clicking next. Now your URL will be removed from the search engine within 24 to 48 hours. But this happens on a temporary base for only 6 months.
After the index, you get the option to experiment. Also in this, you get the following three options.
#1 – experience the page
The page experience gives you information about the visitor's interaction with your website. For example, when a visitor comes to your website, how long he stayed, did he have any problems accessing the site, etc. Based on this, Google tells the number of good URL addresses for your website in percentage. This report is available for viewing on both a desktop and a mobile device.
There are 5 main factors that affect the page experience.
- Core Web Vitals – website loading speed, the layout must be correct.
- Mobile Usability – the website should be mobile-friendly.
- Security Issue – if the website takes the user's personal details, it will have to take full care of the user's security.
- Https Status – certificate SSL must be installed on the website.
- The advertising experience – a web page should not have too Ad Experience - compared to the content.
#2 – Core Web Vitals
Core Web Vitals is the search engine optimization (SEO) matrix that applies to all web pages. With its help, you depend on the loading speed, layout, etc. of the website. There are three things in Core Web Vitals.
- Large Contentful Paint (LCP) – after opening the Web page, the maximum amount of content is loaded. It should always be less than 4 seconds.
- First Input Delay (FIG) – after the time has passed since clicking on any link located on the Web page, the user is redirected to the Web page related to this link. If the user is redirected within 100 ms, then your FOOD score will fall into the category of good.
- Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) – the Web page should not contain any item Shift borrowed here. Just like the button that appears during the loading of the Web page and is visible below after loading if there is a CLS. If the CLS result of the Website is within 0.1 seconds, it falls under the Good category.
You can check the Core Web Vitals report according to mobile and desktop, such as the number of web pages with any of the above three errors and the number of absolutely perfect web pages.
#3 – Mobile Usability
With this option, you can check the number of your mobile-friendly web pages and the number of non-mobile-friendly web pages. You can also check the report of the Web page where there is an error from here.
The Enhancements contain the data structure report or the coding scheme that is on your website. That is, you can see a report of all the schemes that have been added to your website from Enhancements. Depending on your website, there may be more or fewer options in the section with Enhancements.
The Enhancements report is generated on the basis of the markup chart of your website. As if you are using the FAQ planner, the FAQ option will be enabled in optimization, similarly, using the reviewing planner will enable the review option. Similarly, AMP, Sitelink Searchbox, Breadcrumb options, etc. can be enabled in optimization.
The optimization report tells you whether your structural data is correctly implemented on the website or not. Here you get 3 options when opening a report of any structural data.
- Error – you can check all errors on web pages using the data of the website structure, you are also told why the error is with it.
- Valid With Warning – this section contains information about the web pages of the structural data of the website that have been indexed but there is a slight error in them.
- Valid – you will get the information of all your structure data pages that have been successfully indexed in this section.
Security and Manual Action
After that, you get the option of security and manual work. The manual action is taken by the human while the security action is taken by the crawler software.
- Manual Action – if Google takes any manual action on your website, you will get its information in this section.
- Security Action – if any security action is taken by Google on your website, you will get its information in this section.
In this section, Google provides you with information about all links related to your website. You can get information about all external links, internal links, and backlinks of your website from this section.
This section is intended only for the site owner. From here you can add a new user to the Search Console, change the settings of the Search Console according to you or you can also remove the property, that is, your website from the Search Console.
By reading this blog post on What is Google Search Console even here, you should have learned how to use Search Console. Now let's also find out about the benefits of Google Search Console.
Advantages of Google Search Console
- You can check the full organic traffic of your website.
- You can track the keywords of your website.
- You can get information about all the web pages of the site, such as which pages are indexed and which are not, what is wrong with which web page, and so on.
- To improve the ranking of the site, you can remove any bad URLs.
- You can also get information about how users interact with your website in the Search Console.
- You can check the report of all the structure data found on the site.
- You can get information about all kinds of links on the site.
Conclusion : What is Google Search Console
In today's article, we gave you complete information about what Google Search Console is, how to use Google Search Console, and the benefits of Google Search Console, and we sincerely hope that you will find Google Search Console after reading this article. You must have understood well.
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