Google Analytics allows you to connect your website to the Google Search Console.
With Google Search Console, you can track how Google is indexing your website, how it’s doing in the search results, and any errors or changes Google recommends.
By adding Google Analytics to your site with ExactMetrics, and connecting it to Search Console by following the instructions below, you’ll be tracking your Google Search results in Google Analytics effortlessly.
Additionally, Plus Tier customers and above get their own Search Console report right inside WordPress.
- This guide assumes you’ve already added Google Analytics to your site. If you haven’t, please see our guide: How to Connect to Google Analytics.
- You’ll also want to be primarily logged into this account above. Since Google Accounts default to the account that they’re logged into first, you might get an error if you’re logged into another account primarily, and you are switching to another account when you arrive at another Google service.
Step 1: Navigate to Google Search Console, sign in to your Google account (the same email that contains your Google Analytics Property for your site.)
Step 2: Click Search Property, and then click Add Property in the navigation menu that drops down.
Step 3: Then, select URL Prefix (the second option) and type in your website’s URL in the box.
Please note that this URL needs to match the URL as it was input in the Google Analytics settings exactly. Including https:// (or not) and WWW (or not,) will make all the difference here between getting an error or not.
If you’re unsure of the exact URL in your Google Analytics, navigate to analytics.google.com » Admin » Property Settings for this property
Click the Add button to continue.
Step 3: Now, since you’ve already added Google Analytics to your site it will automatically connect. (If it does not, please see prerequisites: How to Connect to Google Analytics.)
Step 4: Click Go to Property.
Congratulations! You’ve connected your website to Google Search Console!
Are you interested in tracking your Google Search Console search results in your Google Analytics dashboard?
IMPORTANT: Proceed to step 5. Next, Google Search Console will need to be connected to Google Analytics.
Step 5: Complete our guide: How to Connect Google Search Console to Google Analytics to complete the connection and to get the Google Search Console data into Google Analytics and into the ExactMetrics reports.