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Connecting your Google Search Console account

A step-by-step guide to combine your Search Console data to your crawl data via the Ranking Report

Updated over a week ago

Oncrawl lets you integrate and combine your Google Search Console with your crawl report and access an additional cross-data report!

By adding a Google Search Console data source, you can track how much of your site has been indexed, understand which factors positively or negatively impact your positions and impressions, and monitor how crawl budget is spent for pages based on how they rank.

How to add Google Search Console as a data source

From the project home page, click on Add data sources located next to the Tasks panel.

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Navigate to the Google Search Console tab and click Add a data source.

This will open the Set up a Google Search Console data source window.

The first thing to do is create a connection with your Google account:

  • Click on Add Google account.

This opens a pop-up window that allows you to connect to your account outside of Oncrawl. The only information we receive is the data your account shares with us after you've provided your login credentials.

This means that you must authorize pop-ups in the Oncrawl app in order to connect your Google Search Console account.

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Indicate that you agree to share your Google Search Console data with Oncrawl.

Now that you have connected Oncrawl and Google Search Console, you can continue setting up the data source:

  • Select the Google account you have linked with Oncrawl.

  • Decide which websites will be included in this data source by selecting Properties AND then Peer views. Data for properties you don't select will not be included in this data source. They will not be shared with or visible to anyone with access to your project.

Your data source is now ready to be used in a crawl profile within your project.

How to activate the SEO Impact Report and include an analysis of Google Search Console data during a crawl

When setting up a crawl, in the crawl settings:

  1. Scroll down to the Analysis section.

  2. Click on the Ranking report tab to expand it.

  3. Select the Enable Google Search Console cross-data analysis box.

Now you will need to choose a data source:

  • If you have already created the data source you need using method above, you can click on the Data source field and select it from the drop-down list of data sources available in this project.

  • If you want to add a data source that is not listed in this menu, click on Add a new source button. This opens a pop-up window that allows you to create a new data source using your Google account. You must authorize the connection in a window that opens outside of Oncrawl, so you may need to turn off your pop-up blocker for this step.

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Filtering and setup options

If you choose to add a subdomain from your Search Console that is different from your start URL, be sure to activate the Crawl subdomains parameters when setting up your new crawl.

Indicate the analytics data to be analyzed:

  • Website properties. A URL can be found in different properties. If several properties contain identical URLs, Oncrawl will only retain the last value found for a URL.

  • Optional country filtering. You can choose to limit the data in the ranking report to data for specific countries only. We provide you with the list of the top 10 countries that generate the most clicks on your websites to help you out. Oncrawl will collect, aggregate, and display data for the selected countries. (This can be broken down later.)This is optional. If you do not choose a country, your ranking report will be based on worldwide data.

  • Branded keywords. You can choose to flag branded keywords using the Selected branded keywords option. We offer suggestions from GSC for the top 150 impression-generating keywords. You can also select keywords manually if they don't appear in the list. When viewing the results in the ranking report, you will be able to select filters for branded keywords, non-branded keywords, or all keywords.

A message at the bottom of this section will confirm that our crawler has access to your data. If there's a problem, we'll let you know here.

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