What is Google Search Console?

Google Search Console is a range of tools for monitoring, maintaining, and troubleshooting your website’s presence in Google Search results. It helps you to better understand how Google sees your site as well as fixing any errors that might pop up.

At 123 Ranking, we set up Google Search Console for all our customers, allowing us to monitor and improve their website’s performance. Here are just a few of the things we can do for you and your site:

Submit a sitemap

A sitemap is a list of all the urls on your domain. The main sitemaps are web pages and blog posts, however, you can also produce specialised sitemaps that include images, product pages, category pages and so on. While your site pages may get picked up naturally over time, by submitting them to the Google Search Console, they filter into the search results faster.

Sitemap submission on Google Search Console

Review manual actions

There are many reasons your website might receive a penalty and, whatever they might be, they all need attending to as soon as possible. Failure do so can see your Google ranking slip or disappear completely. By using Google Search Console, we can identify the reason for the penalty, amend your website accordingly, and immediately submit a reconsideration request to have the penalty removed.

Manual penalty for thin content on Google search console

Request a URL inspection

Google’s web-crawlers check websites for changes on a regular basis. However, if changes have been made to your site that need to be considered immediately, we will submit the page through Google Search Console so they know to recheck it and update their cache.

URL inspection tool on Google search console

Check performance

Google Search Console displays an impressive amount of data regarding website performance. This includes visits, impressions, and clicks, as well as the search terms used to reach specific pages and what kind of devices the traffic came from. We can use this information to optimise your site even further and improve performance.

Performance filtered by device type on Google search console

Identify errors

Even the best-constructed website can fall prey to broken links, server errors, and coding issues, particularly if it is a larger site. Google Search Console details these and other indexing issues that need resolving. Once the issues are resolved, we can submit a validation request to Google get have those errors removed.

Coverage issues on Google search console

If this all sounds a bit complicated, remember that Google Console Search set up and monitoring is included as standard with all SEO packages from 123 Ranking. We handle the details for you as part of our ongoing committent to outstanding customer service. Get in touch with us today to discuss your website requirements and to get a free, no-obligation quote.