Award-Winning Google Search Console Experts
Google Search Console is your hotline to Google. I’ll show you how to make the most of it to boost your site and your bottom line.
What Is Google Search Console?
Google Search Console – formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools – is a VITAL tool that all business owners and digital marketers should know and have. It’s a web service provided by Google that offers a wealth of tools and resources that allow you to monitor your site performance. It is also the only way that Google will ever share information about manual actions taken against your site and offer its suggestions for improvement. Being actively connected to and making daily use of the Search Console is one of the most important things any website owner should do.
And the best part is, Google Search Console is FREE.
Here Are Some Things You Can Expect From Us:
Our Job Is To Ensure That Your Website Achieves High Visibility And SERPs Rankings.
How do we do this? There are a lot of things we keep top of mind when working on your Google Search Console campaign. These are just a few of them.
A good sitemap is essential if you want search bots to crawl and index your site correctly. We will ensure that your site has an efficient XML Sitemap generator in place and that it makes regular submissions to help get new content noticed.
Together we’ll go over your current keyword strategy and, with the help of the data in the Google Search Console and the Pearl Lemon team's expertise, ensure it’s the best it could possibly be.
Ensure Mobile Compatibility
Google’s SERPs results are now ‘mobile first’, so a site has to be mobile friendly or risk becoming almost invisible in the SERPs. Our team help you take the advice offered in the Google Console for your site and implement it the right way.
Understand and Implement New Search Friendly Features
Google is trying to ‘build a better Internet’, and they have an ever increasing number of things they want to see from a site in order for it to rank well. We'll help you understand the suggestions Google is making for your site and then help you implement them.
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Google Search Console FAQs
A simple answer is that Google Search Console is a tool designed to report on how search engines interact with your site, whereas Analytics reports on how visitors interact with your site.
There are several ways to verify that you own a site, which is the only way to add it to your Search Console
GSC verification methods
- HTML file upload: Upload a verification HTML file to a specific location of your website.
- Domain name provider: Sign into your domain registrar (like GoDaddy, eNom, or networksolutions.com), and verify your site directly from GSC or add a DNS TXT or CNAME record.
- HTML tag: Add a <meta> tag to the <HEAD> section of a specific page’s HTML code.
- Google Analytics tracking code: Copy the GA tracking code that you use on your site. (You need “edit” permission in GA for this option.)
- Google Tag Manager container snippet code: Copy the GTM container snippet code associated with your site. (You need View, Edit, and Manage container-level permissions in GTM for this option.)
The volume of information available through the Google Console can be overwhelming and hard to interpret. A Google Console consultant can help you make sense of all that information and show you how to put it to best use to improve your website’s performance.
There can be a myriad of factors that could cause delays in the crawling of your site. But the most likely reasons are that the site itself is too new for Google to find any information on, or that the overall design of the site may make crawling and thus, indexing more difficult.
Whether you have a new website or recently updated a page, you can manually submit a URL to Google for faster recrawling. How? You will have to use the Fetch as Google tool in Google Search Console. The tool is located under the Crawl tab.
Crawling and indexing of pages within a website can take some time. While there’s no way to force an update, resubmitting you site map after making an update may help search bots find the new content faster.
You would need to submit a reconsideration request. This however is not difficult as it can be done directly through Search Console.
The best way to obtain backlinks for your site is to create compelling content that people actually want to consume and thus link to. Be sure to maintain quality content and have no unnatural links; Google’s VERY good at detecting things that violate its Webmaster Guidelines.
The best way to do so is by providing Google with as much information as is possible – this can be done by adding descriptions and alt text to your images to make crawling them easier.
Short and to the point, no. Google’s advertising programs are completely separate from their search results, and participation in an advertising program doesn’t positively or negatively affect inclusion or ranking in the Google search results.
Google links to the current version of a page, and also stores a copy of a recent version of that page so you can see what it looked like recently, or view the stored (“cached”) copy if the current page is not available.
As the web is constantly shifting in its dynamics, search results can change. There could also be an issue with Google – perhaps it’s having difficulty crawling your site.
In the Crawl section of the Google Search Console, you can find details on any errors Google found when crawling your website, including all URLs that returned a 404 error i.e. broken links.
Under Search Appearance, you’ll find categories for Structured Data, Rich Cards, and Data Highlighter, all of which are methods you can use to communicate more information to Google’s crawlers about how to display your web pages in the search results.
In Google Search Console, you can determine which keywords have been generating the most organic traffic for your site.
In the traditional Google Search Console view, you’ll find this information by clicking on the Search Analytics bar in the middle of the page in the main dashboard.
A bit further down, you’ll see the list of all the keywords people found you with and the number of times someone has clicked on your link after searching each keyword.
By clicking on a particular keyword in the list and using the filter options in the top menu, you can go a little deeper to learn which pages show up for in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) for a specific keyword, what countries people are coming from when they search the keyword, and what devices they’re using.
Rich Cards in Google Search Console are items that use schema data to display content in a more engaging format, which can improve the experience of your site on mobile devices. They can report monitors rich snippets, schema, AMP, and App Indexing.
It’s actually a very simple process. Log into your Search Console account. Once you’re logged in, you’ll see a box next to a red button which says “Add Property.” Enter the URL of the site you’re trying to add in the box and click “Add Property.”
Sitemaps are important for Google, as they need them to list your site efficiently. From your Search Console dashboard, select the site you want to submit a sitemap for. On the left, you’ll see an option called “Crawl.” Under “Crawl,” there will be an option marked “Sitemaps.”
Click on “Sitemaps.” There will be a button marked “Add/Test Sitemap” in the upper righthand corner.
Robots.txt is a text file webmasters create to instruct web robots (typically search engine robots) how to crawl pages on their website.
Your Search Console impressions divulge a lot of useful information such as your CPC rate, your most engaging keywords and more. It would be wise to communicate with an expert to determine how to move forward with your impressions.