What is Google search console and how does it work?

If you want to become a blogger or if you are a blogger, then you are definitely familiar with Google search console tool. It is a powerful SEO tool which is provided by Google to publishers or web owners and mostly bloggers are using it. Do you know what Google search console is and how does it work?

Without Google search console blogging is incomplete, but the new bloggers don’t know that what is Google search console and how does it works? If you want to know about the tool, read the given information in this article.

What is Google Search Engine?

Google search console is a free tool offered by Google that help the website owner to monitor, troubleshoot and maintain their website presence in Google search results.

Google search console used must have a website or blog.

With the help of this tool, a website owner can get all information about organic traffic coming to their website. It means the publisher can know how many clicks, impression he is getting on his website by organic search.

When most users visited his website and what is the keyword that is mostly searched by the people to reach your website.

Apart from this, with the help of this tool, publishers can improve the performance of their website. You can get information about which of your pages are getting indexed in Google, you can find out every error occurring in your website and improve your website. You can also remove any URL from Google search.

Before 2015, Google Search Console was known as Google Webmaster Tool. In 2015, its name was changed to Google Search Console.

How does the google search console work?

Let us now know how Google Search Console works :-

1.   Overview

When you log in Google Search Console, an overview page opens in front of you. It shows a quick overview of your website’s performance and SEO. In this page, you can overview the coverage, performance and experience etc.

2.   URL Inspection

Through URL inspection, you can find out the status of all the web pages of your website i.e. URL, like whether any particular URL is indexed in Google or not or whether there is any problem in any web page etc.

You can also request for indexing of a new post in Google through URL Inspection. To index your post, enter the URL in URL Inspection and then click on Request Indexing to request for indexing of the URL.

3.   Performance

Performance is the most important part of Google Search Console. Here you can check all the organic traffic of your website.

Apart from this, you can also check the traffic coming from Google News and Google Discover on your website.

When you click on it you will see the following option :-

  • Total Clicks
  • Total Impressions
  • Average CTR 
  • Average Position
  • Date
  • Device
  • Country
  • Page
  • Query
  • Search Appearance

4.   Index

After performance, the next option is index. It shows your website from Google’s perspective. In the index, you get the option of :-

  • sitemap
  • removal
  • coverage

In the coverage option, you can check what is the error in your website from Google’s point of view or when Google’s crawlers came to your website. What problem did they face in crawling the website, which of your pages are indexed and which one is not indexed. You get detailed information about all these in the coverage area.

Through sitemap, you can add the sitemap of your blog to the search engine.

If you want to remove any web page from the search engine, then you can do it with the help of a removal tool.

5.   Experience

After the Index option, you get the next option of Experience. In this also you get three options: –

  • Page Experience
  • Core Web Vitals
  • Mobile Usability

Page experience gives you information about the visitor interaction with your website. It has 5 main factors :-

  • Core web vitals
  • Mobile usability
  • Https status
  • Ad experience
  • Security issue

Core web vitals is a SEO matrix. It mainly has three factors :-

  • Large contentful paint
  • Cumulative layout shifts
  • First input delay

With the help of Mobile usability you can check how many of your websites are webspage friendly and how many are not.

6.   Enhancements

You can see the report of all the schema added to your website in Enhancements. The enhancement report is generated based on your website’s schema markup.

7.   Security and manual action

The next option in google search console is security and manual action.

In security action, You will get information about manual action taken by Google.

You will get information about any manual action taken by Google in the manual section.

8.   Link

In the link section, Google gives you information about all the links related to your website such as backlinks, internal links or external links.

9.   Setting

The Settings section is solely for the website owner. Here the owner can add a new user to the search console. You can remove the website from the search console or change the settings of the search console as per your choice.

Benefits of google search console

  • With the help of Google Search Console, you can easily track the keyword of your website.
  • To improve the ranking of your website, you can remove any bad URL.
  • You can check the complete organic traffic of your website.
  • You can get information about which pages are being indexed or whether there is some error in any page.
  • You also get information about how users are interacting with your website.
  • You can get information about all types of links on your website.
  • You can check the structure data report available on the website.


In this blog, you know what is Google Search Console and how does it work? We hope that after reading this article, you would have understood Google Search Console well.

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