Google Working On "Sets" To Consolidate Google Search Console Profiles

Nov 2, 2015 • 7:58 am | comments (3) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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Google is working on a way to consolidate verified profiles within the Google Search Console.

The purpose is to see aggregate data for not just your http, https, www, non-www profiles all together but also to lump in your app data directly into the Search Console Analytics and reporting.

Michael Fink, the Google Search Console Product Manager, showed SMX Israel attendees screen shots of concepts of how it would work. The current prototype allows you to click "create a set," which would lunch a screen enabling you to check off which profiles you would like to include in the set.

Here are screen shots (bad ones) he showed in his demo (they are not functional, I believe, just mock ups from Google):

Click the create set button at the top right and then name the set:

Google Search Console Create Set

Select which profiles you want to consolidate in this set:

Google Search Console Select Profiles

Once selected, Google would give you a bundle of profiles as one verified profile, where you can click into and see the data in aggregate.

Bundle view:

Google Search Console Set View

Consolidated Google Search Analytics:

Google Search Console Analytics Consolidated

In short, you’d be able to see how much search traffic, clicks, impressions, CTR, rankings, etc are for all your profiles in on reporting tool.

Michael Fink expressed that this is just an idea, but he implied that based on the feedback from the SMX Israel attendees, that it is possible that Google might expedite this feature going forward.

This has been a pretty popular feature request, and Michael Fink previewed feature ideas with the group, which is something Google typically does not do. So we are all very grateful.

Forum discussion at Google+.

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