Google Search Console

Google’s free tool Google Search Console can help you optimize your site and monitor how your site’s SEO’s doing. We’ve written a series on this tool, to help you get most out of it!

Recent Google Search Console articles

Live indexing for Bing & Google coming to Yoast SEO

7 February 2019 | 39 Comments | Joost de Valk

As we announced at YoastCon, we’re working together with Bing and Google to allow live indexing for everyone who uses Yoast SEO — free and premium. In an update currently planned for the end of March, we’ll allow users to connect their sites to MyYoast, our customer portal. After that we’ll roll out live indexing, …

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What is Google Search Console?

23 January 2019 | 16 Comments | Jono Alderson

Google Search Console (or ‘GSC’ for short) lets webmasters monitor and manage their websites through an official portal, and is crammed full with useful statistics. Having access to tools and data provided directly by the search engines can make optimizing your website much easier! But what is it, exactly? It’s a communication channel Search Console accounts …

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What is an XML sitemap and why should you have one?

4 October 2018 | 17 Comments | Meike Hendriks

A good XML sitemap acts as a roadmap of your website which leads Google to all your important pages. XML sitemaps can be good for SEO, as they allow Google to quickly find your essential website pages, even if your internal linking isn’t perfect. This post explains what they are and how they help you …

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How to create a Google Search Console dashboard

Dashboards. There are a lot of people out there that absolutely love dashboards. And I agree, creating a good dashboard can save you a lot of time as an analyst. It’s very useful for monitoring data and reporting back to your colleagues. And dashboards can make clear when something’s off the charts, the moment for …

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16 months of Google Search Console data

The new Google Search Console is out! Since the beginning of this year, more and more users have gotten the pleasure of the new functionalities in Google Search Console. After you get used to the totally new interface, you see all the cool stuff it has to offer. One of those awesome features is the 16 months of …

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How to measure the success of your content SEO strategy?

12 February 2018 | 15 Comments | Marieke van de Rakt

If you want to measure the success of your content SEO strategy, you first need to establish what your goals are. What’s the purpose of your content SEO strategy? Do you want higher rankings? More traffic? In order to evaluate your Content SEO strategy, you should identify what success means to you! Once you’ve established …

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Ask Yoast: Changes to your site and the search results

12 January 2018 | 17 Comments | Joost de Valk

Whenever you make some big changes to your website, for instance to your brand name, you’re probably eager for these changes to show in the search results. Unfortunately, it can take a while for Google to crawl your site again and until then, it will show the indexed version of your site in the results, …

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Tools to improve your online marketing campaign

One of the most frequently asked questions by fellow SEO consultants probably is: “What online marketing tools do you use?” In the ever-changing SEO world, it was time for us to update our list with the present day tools we use on a very regular basis in a variety of projects. Some of these tools …

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