Import Google Search Console Data to Google Sheets


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“Is it possible to import Search Console reports to Google Sheets?”
“How do I import all the URLs from Google Search Console?”

– Digital Marketer

Search Console is the tool to know about an SEO performance from Google search results. It provides metrics like clicks and the average position of a site. But Search Console doesn’t have a built-on function to transfer all of the reports to Google Sheets. You can just manually copy and paste between files or create so many files. But there are better ways to automate this task and save time.

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How To Import Search Console Reports To Google Sheets

This article shows two options on how to import Search Console ads data to Google Sheets. Option 1 is using a free Google Sheets extension. Option 2 is using a paid Google Sheets extension. Both don’t require coding skills.

Option 1: (Free) Google Sheets Extension

You’ll use Search Analytics for Sheets for this option. This extension imports data from the Google Search Console API directly to Google Sheets in minutes.

Installing the Google Sheets Extension

1 – Go to your Google Drive workspace.

2 – Click + New then create a new Google Sheets file.

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3 – At the top of your file, click on Extensions. Then click on Add-ons. Then click on Get add-ons.

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4 – Search for Search Analytics for Sheets. Then install it.

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5 – You now have the extension installed on your Google Sheets file.

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Import Search Console Data Query

1 – Launch the extension. A navigation pane on the right side appears.

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2 – Under Verified Site, select the website you want to get data from. Note that your email needs to have permission for Google Search Console. Otherwise, you need to add the email as a user.

3 – Under Date Range, select the date range you want to get data from depending on the case.

4 – Under Search Type, select Default (Web).

5 – Under Group By, select Query for now. This is the data point that will get populated in the columns. You may change this in the future.

6 – Under Filter By, don’t add anything for now. Examples of filters is to get data from a specific country only or a specific device.

7 – Under Aggregation Type, select Default (auto). Aggregation type is when data count is compiled together if the website shows up more than once.

8 – Under Rows returned, select 25,000 rows. This is more than enough for most cases.

9 – Under Results Sheet, select Create New Sheet.

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10 – Click on Request Data.

There you have it. The Google Sheets file should be populated by the appropriate data now.



Option 2: (Paid) Google Sheets Extension

Another way to import Search Console data is through a paid Google Sheets extension. As mentioned, you can do it for free to save money. But you might want to spend a little bit to have more processing power and features..

You’ll use Two Minute Reports for this example. TMR also imports data from the Google Search Console API to Google Sheets in minutes. No required coding skills.

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Installing the Google Sheets Extension

1 – Go to your Google Drive workspace.

2 – Click + New then create a new Google Sheets file.

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3 – At the top of your file, click on Extensions. Then click on Add-ons. Then click on Get add-ons.

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4 – Search for Two Minute Reports. Then install it.

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5 – You now have the extension installed on your Google Sheets file.

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Import Search Console Data Source

1 – Launch the extension. A navigation pane on the right side appears.

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2 – Click on Add + under Data Sources.

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3 – Name your data source. Then select Google Search Console.

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4 – Sign in with the Google account where Search Console is linked to.

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5 – Go through the login process until the tool instructs you to close the window.

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Import Search Console Data Query

This point in the process is importing data from the Google Search API to the spreadsheet.

1 – Click the burger icon. Then click Data Queries. And click ‘Add +’.

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2 – Name your data query. Find the Google Search Console data source you imported earlier.

3 – ‘Save on Sheet’ is the location of the sheet where the data is imported to. Add A1 under Cell.

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4- Under ‘Query’, select the Search Console domain you want to get data from.

5 – Select the date range with whatever you need. Go back as far as 6 months if needed.

6 – Google Search Type: Web

7 – Dimensions: ‘Query’ for now as a test

8 – You may select extra Filters and Sort options like country or device type. You may leave them blank for now.

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9 – Click ‘Run query’

Viola! You downloaded Google Search Console data to Google Sheets.

Schedule Google Search Console Reports

Two Minute Reports has a scheduling function. This means the spreadsheet refreshes the acquired data from the API. Reports are automated even more.

1 – Click on the burger icon. Then click on Schedule Refresh.

2 – Click on New +.

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3 – Once inside, you can set the terms of the report schedule.

-Name
-Repeats: This is where you set how often the data refresh happens. Two Minute Reports can do hourly refreshes.
-Timezone

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4 – You can also set the notification terms. Two Minute Reports can email you a PDF or Excel of the data. You can also decide to have the email contain the sheet content in the email body.

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5 – Click on Save.

Scheduling helps when you need to report on overtime. No more copy and paste manual reports every day, or every week, or every month.

Conclusion: Create Search Console Reports in Minutes

These are the ways to connect Search Console reports and Google Sheets. Some of these tools cost money but the benefits outweigh more. Avoid import and export spreadsheet hell. Maintain everything step-by-step in Google Sheets with tools if needed. Stop wasting time on repetitive tasks. Start focusing on important stuff that impacts the business. Hire a web analyst to help you.


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