# Search Console

# Introduction

The search console module allows you to automatically collect data about site's impressions, clicks, and position on Google Search.

# An example of operation

  1. First we grant access to WitCloud service account in Search Console panel
  2. We configure the module in the WitCloud platform
  3. We set the module on the schedule - the data will be collected and stored in witcloud dataset
  4. After the table is processed, you can use other reporting modules or combine it with analytics

# Data schema

Two tables appear in your dataset:

  1. search_console_analytics
Expand for the data schema
Field name Type Mode
date DATE NULLABLE
query STRING NULLABLE
page STRING NULLABLE
country STRING NULLABLE
device STRING NULLABLE
clicks INTEGER NULLABLE
impressions INTEGER NULLABLE
position FLOAT NULLABLE
  1. search_console_totals
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Field name Type Mode
date DATE NULLABLE
clicks INTEGER NULLABLE
impressions INTEGER NULLABLE
ctr FLOAT NULLABLE
position FLOAT NULLABLE

# Configuration

# Before you start

Make sure you have your verified your site owership in Search Console panel

You can find a description of this process here link (opens new window)

# WitCloud access to Search Console

In order for Witcloud to be able to get information from the search console, we need to give it appropriate access.

From the menu on the left, select the "Settings" tab, then click the "Projects" sub tab.

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Navigate to project details page by clicking on the gear.

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Copy the email address of the service account.

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Go to the Google Search Console panel link (opens new window) and click on settings tab. Make sure you have the correct domain selected.

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Click on Users and permissions tab.

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Click on ADD USER button.

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Paste previously copied service account email, choose Full or Restricted as permission and click ADD button.

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Everything is ready! From now on, the witcloud can access data from the Search Console

# Start creating the module

From the menu on the left select the Collect tab, then click the Add new data Collect button.

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Select Search Console from the list of available modules

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# Initial settings

Fill out the modules form and click on finish button.

Collect name - the name of our module. It will be visible under this name elsewhere on the platform.

Site url - your website address.

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# Setting the module in the schedule

Your Search Console module is already created in WitCloud 📊. The last step is to establish a schedule and include our module in it. You can read about how to do it here link (opens new window)

Last updated: 2/23/2021, 3:44:01 PM