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Google Search Console Statistics 2022 – 17 Key Figures You Must Know

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1. Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools) costs $0. 

Google Search Console (previously Google Webmaster Tools) is a free platform that allows anyone with a website to monitor and optimize their site’s organic visibility. 

2. Google Search Console was called Google Webmaster Tools until May 20, 2015.

3. Using Google Search Console correctly can increase organic traffic to your site by up to 28%.

4. Google Search Console only saves data for the previous 16 months. 

As a result, SEO reports in Analytics can only include data from the last 16 months.

5. To see data from Google Search Console, you need 2 ways to prove ownership.

The 2 ways are the following: 

  • Verifying a domain property
  • Verifying a URL prefix property

6. It only takes a few minutes to add your website to Google Search Console.

7. Your Search Console account can contain up to 1,000 properties.

8. The Search Console reports in Analytics use 4 Google Web Search-specific metrics.

  • Impressions
  • Clicks 
  • Average Position
  • CTR

9. Google delivers Search Console data with a two-day delay via their API.

10. Google Search Console uses 0 cookies.

11. A Google Search Console property can have a maximum of 100 users/owners.

12. Google Search Console displays the “actual number” of organic search clicks.

13. In January 2021, Google Search Console introduced the “Google News Report” under the Performance section. 

The Google News section monitors user activity on Android, iOS, and news.google.com.

14. In May 2020, Google implemented a “Core Web Vitals Report” in Google Search Console.

The Core Web Vitals report is designed to show you the reliability of the user experience on your site.

15. Google Search Console implemented the “Breadcrumbs Report” in September 2019.

16. Google Search Console launched the “Discover Report” in April 2019 to provide publishers with more information about how searchers uncover their content.

17. Google Seach Console Insights only displays GA data for the previous 28 days.