As you know, the Google Search Console Search Analytics API has 16-months of data now. Something we expected shortly after the launch of the beta user interface.But what about items outside of Search Analytics? What about the SItemaps API or Sites API or Crawl Errors API or any of the others in the Search Console API?Well, John Mueller said on Twitter "I wouldn't rule it out" but they currently have nothing to announce around those other APIs. The truth is, the user interface for those elements don't even have 16-months of data yet, so the API wouldn't have them either.John said "I wouldn't rule it out ("At some point"), but we don't have anything to announce about other APIs at the moment." Forum discussion at Twitter. … [Read more...] about More Google Search Console APIs May Also Get 16-Months Of Data
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Google has expanded the amount of data accessible by the Search Console Search Analytics API.Users now have access to the full 16 months of data that is provided by the web UI.The web version of Google Search Console has allowed users to view the past 16 months of data since the all-new Search Console was introduced this past January.When the new Search Console was introduced, it was briefly mentioned that the API would eventually receive access to 16 months of data as well, but we haven’t heard anything about it since then.It was officially announced today on Twitter that those using the API can access the same amount of data that can be accessed by Search Console on a web browser.If you're using the Search Console Search Analytics #API, you now have access to all 16 months of data provided in the UI! If you'd like to integrate the data with your CMS or make your own tools, check out our docs athttps://t.co/cqVVyHIbUp— Google Webmasters (@googlewmc) June 18, 2018This is a … [Read more...] about Google Search Console Search Analytics API Can Now Access 16 Months of Data
One of the biggest challenges for SEOs is Google itself. The black box of Google, as Dan described it to me early on at my time at LSG, limits its displayed metrics in Google Search Console to representative calculations. Google causes even more SEO indigestion when you try to claw out a site’s historical performance from these tools and you run into the, now defunct, 90-day limits for GSC queries data. It gets even worse when you’re trying to compare dozens of sites you manage that target the same niche. If you know where this is going (which is a NodeJS script that connects to the GSC API and downloads all the analytics data for each site managed by a single Google account), feel free to skip down to the bottom. If you’re unsure of why this might be useful or what kind of day-to-day work this might replace, read on! The old-fashioned way to get data from all your sites is to go through each property you can view, click through to the search analytics tab, and then … [Read more...] about A NodeJS Script for Accessing the Google Search Console API
Webmasters may have had a moment of panic in the days after Google made an update to the way impressions and average position are reported in the Google Search Console interface. Quite a few of our clients at Merkle saw significant drops in average position after the update, like this one: Once Google confirmed the July 13 update and added it to their Search Console Data Anomalies page, there wasn’t much to go on when trying to determine exactly what happened. The update was described as such: An incremental improvement in Google’s logging system now provides better accounting for results in lower positions… This leaves a lot to be desired when searching for answers to what changes really occurred and why our reports are now so much different. In this article, we explore one of the changes in our clients’ Search Console data that might explain at least part of why the change was so drastic. Given that the GSC interface is limited to only export 1,000 rows … [Read more...] about Google Search Console’s 7/13/17 update: What really changed?
Google Search Console (GSC) is powerful and provides a boatload of data directly from Google. One of my favorite reports in GSC is the Search Analytics report, which enables you to drill into queries that your site ranks for and the landing pages ranking for those queries, then slice and dice that information by device, country, date and more. You can also compare queries, pages, countries and devices by date, which is extremely helpful when diagnosing surges or drops in traffic. When analyzing websites, I often export data from GSC to Excel for further analysis. For example, when helping companies with website redesigns or CMS migrations, it’s important to have a solid understanding of all landing pages ranking for queries and receiving Google traffic. You can find that data in the Search Analytics reporting by selecting the Pages group. See below. There’s a nifty Download button at the bottom of the report which enables you to export a spreadsheet with your landing page … [Read more...] about How to download all of your landing pages from Google Search Console via Analytics Edge — and I mean ALL of them!