What Data Does Google Search Console Collect?
The data collected by Google Search Console includes…
- Search Analytics Data – This data provides information about how often your website appears in Google search results, the specific search queries (keywords) that led to impressions and clicks, the click-through rate (CTR), and the average position of your pages in search results for each query.
- Index Coverage Report – This report shows the indexing status of your website’s pages, indicating which pages have been indexed by Google and which ones might have issues preventing proper indexing.
- Sitemaps Data – Google Search Console allows you to submit XML sitemaps, which help Google discover and crawl your website’s pages more efficiently. The Sitemaps report shows the status and statistics related to your submitted sitemaps.
- Mobile Usability Report – This report highlights any mobile usability issues on your website, such as text that is too small to read on mobile devices, content that is wider than the screen, or touch elements that are too close together.
- Core Web Vitals Report – Core Web Vitals are specific page experience metrics that measure loading speed, interactivity, and visual stability. The report helps website owners identify pages that might need improvement to provide a better user experience.
- Links Report – Google Search Console provides information about your website’s internal and external links. You can see which sites link to yours and which pages on your site are linked the most.
- Security Issues Alerts – If Google detects any security issues on your website, such as malware or hacked content, Search Console will notify you so that you can take appropriate action.
- Rich Results Report – This report shows data about the rich search results features (like rich snippets) that your pages are eligible for or have been shown in.
- URL Inspection Tool – This tool allows you to check the indexed version of a specific URL, view the page’s rendered HTML, and see any issues Google encountered when crawling or indexing that page.
Google Search Console continuously evolves, and there might be additional features or changes beyond June 2023, when this article was written. To get the most up-to-date information about the data collected by Google Search Console, it’s best to visit the official Google Search Console website or associated help center.