How to create a dashboard with Google Search Console

With Google Search Console you can have a better understanding of your digital presence and easily track your organic performance.

 

1 - How to integrate Google Search Console to DashThis
2 - List of metrics and dimensions
3 - Notes/Limitations

 

1- Integrate Google Search Console to DashThis


  • Permissions: To successfully connect Google Search Console to DashThis, you need to be a full user. Should you require more information on Google's user roles and permissions, please visit Google's help center



How to connect Google Ads to DashThis:


Step 1 - Go to DashThis and click on the integrations page

Step 2 - Scroll down the list of available integrations and click on ADD + beside Google Search Console


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    Step 3 - You’re then redirected to Google where you will sign in as usual and allow DashThis to access your Google Search Console data (don’t worry – we only use it to generate your dashboards!)

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    Now you can create reports with Google Search Console 🙌 Not sure which data to import? No problem! We created a periodic dashboard template to help you. Simply go to your Dashboard manager page and click on Create Dashboard, search through the periodic templates, and find Google Search Console Report.

     

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    2 – List of metrics and dimensions

     

    The following default widgets are available from the Preset Widget drop-down menu:

    • Avg. CTR (Pages)
    • Avg. CTR (Site)
    • Avg. Position (Pages)
    • Avg. Position (Site)
    • Top Clicks (Countries)
    • Top Clicks (Devices)
    • Top Clicks (Pages)
    • Top Clicks (Queries)
    • Top Impressions (Countries)
    • Top Impressions (Devices)
    • Top Impressions (Pages)
    • Top Impressions (Queries)
    • Total Clicks (Pages)
    • Total Clicks (Site)
    • Total Impressions (Pages)
    • Total Impressions (Site)

     

    The available metrics and dimensions are:

    Metrics:

    • Clicks
    • Impressions
    • Average Position
    • Average CTR

     

    Dimensions:

    • Query
    • Page
    • Country
    • Device Type

     

    3 – Notes/Limitations

    • Due to Google Search Console’s API limitations, new widgets can only show up to 16 months of historical data. However, we store data as soon as a new widget is created, so we’ll be able to display historical data as far back as when the widget was first created in DashThis, even if this goes back further than 16 months.
    • Please note that there can be up to 3 days of latency in Google Search Console’s data, due to possible lags between when Google calculates the numbers and when they are visible to Search Console. To address this issue, we refresh completed periods for up to 4 days after the period ended.
    • Important: If you change your URL from HTTP to HTTPS (or vice versa) you need to remove the old source containing HTTP from your dashboard and replace it with the new one.

     

     

    Should you need any assistance with Google Search Console, please reach out to our Support Team 🤘