Google Search Queries Report Now Showing Exact Numbers

Jan 8, 2014 • 8:39 am | comments (19) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Webmaster ToolsIf you visit your Google Webmaster Tools Search Queries report, you will see an "update" line across the graph. When you place your cursor over the update, it reads, "An improvement to our top search queries data was applied retroactively on 12/31/13."

Indeed it has! Google is now showing the exact number, they are no longer rounding your search query data to a 'round' number. This now gives you the exact impressions and clicks for a given keyword or page on a specific date or within a specific date range.

Here is a picture:

Google Search Queries Report  Update Line

John Mueller announced this on the Google blog and said on Google+, "the search query data is now no longer bucketed / rounded."

Those who use the data for their own reporting via the API are even more excited.

Forum discussion at Google+ & WebmasterWorld.

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Yogesh Godse

01/08/2014 01:57 pm

Great :)

Soni Sharma

01/08/2014 03:51 pm

yes I have seen it... another Good Update from Google. :)

Josh Zehtabchi

01/08/2014 03:53 pm

Only took... 8 years?


01/08/2014 04:15 pm

Noticed it yesterday and was wondering how long it had been there...


01/08/2014 06:12 pm

Great, we can see Google query data but still have no idea what our total SEO traffic metrics are because Google does not incorporate Yahoo/Bing/AOL/etc search data.

Nitin Mittal

01/09/2014 05:50 am

Nice Update by Google...

Deepak Singh

01/09/2014 06:11 am

Great update by Google.

Naresh Patil

01/09/2014 07:36 am

Google always believes in changes!!

Yogita Aggarwal

01/09/2014 09:26 am

Decent update. Now my webpages have more impressions than prior.


01/09/2014 10:08 am

Really this is great Update.. And Webmaster can focus more on the search diversity


01/09/2014 12:37 pm

Comparing the new Top Pages data with Google landing page visits from Google Analytics shows variance ranging from 10 to 850%!

Eric Heath

01/09/2014 04:07 pm

Help!! Why do I go from page one to nowhere every other week and then show back up a couple of days later?? Am I being penalized for over working my seo and making daily checks if not multiple checks per day? Google results at times seem to change by the minute but I'm not allowed to track, follow...whatever it takes to try and figure out why?? Ohh yeahh, and I own the domain for the particular keyword phrase...i'M TIRED OF KISSING GOOGLES ASSS

Vincent Wehren

01/10/2014 06:56 am

For Yahoo/Bing data you could consider using Bing Webmaster Tools which gives you both Bing and Yahoo data (and the numbers are not rounded).

Gareth Mailer

01/10/2014 04:12 pm

Why would they? Would you mention the competition on your website?


01/10/2014 08:52 pm

To clarify, I'm talking about what Google Analytics used to provide. Again, this is helpful from Google, but it strips out cumulative SEO keyword metrics from all sources. I don't disagree with you Gareth. In fact, to take your point a step further back, Google doesn't have to show anyone's website ever which includes SEO, PPC, etc so why do people complain when Google takes away free traffic or charges more for paid traffic? Google technically should be allowed to do whatever they want. For example, people are all up in arms about Google's new product listing ads, flight purchasing tool, credit card tools and more when in reality Google can do whatever they want with can they? I believe we are a few years away from Google getting regulated because their service has become a mainstream entity like radio, television and even escalators as a specific example. Which I've been talking about since 2012 -

Dean Rowe

01/13/2014 11:40 am

AMAZING update, thank you Google - I feel slightly less aggrieved by 'not provided' now

Deepak Joshi

01/13/2014 12:59 pm

Its something new which Google has shown giving the exact numbers for the results....

Michael W

02/10/2014 10:24 pm

So why don't these numbers match the numbers in Google Analytics?


05/20/2014 09:40 am

seems the API dosnt support search queries yet.. any one know something else ?

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