Google: Only Clicks To Your Web Site Are Tracked In Google Search Console

Mar 22, 2018 • 8:16 am | comments (9) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Clicks

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that the Google Search Console search analytics report only tracks clicks as clicks when the user clicks on something in the search results that leads you directly to your web site.

So in the case of a phone number showing up in the search suggestions or search results and if the searcher clicks on that phone number, then that click won't be counted because it doesn't lead to the web site, but instead leads to your phone app and dials the number.

Such as in this example screen shot, the click on the phone number will dial that number and not go to any web page:

Google Search Suggestions Tracking

John wrote on Twitter:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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