Guide: Using Google Search Console with Databox

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How to connect Google Search Console to Databox

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How to connect Google Search Console to Databox

To connect a Google Search Console Account in Databox, go to  Data Manager > + New connection. Type Google Search Console in the search bar and click on the green Connect button. 

If you have multiple properties (websites) in Google Search Console, you will be prompted to select a specific property to connect. Each property must be added as a separate Data Source in Databox. 

What's the maximum amount of historical data initially available when you use a new Google Search Console Metric in Databox?

Data is synced for the Metrics that are being used in your Account, so when you first use a new Google Search Console Metric, the maximum amount of historical data available is 36 months.

Certain Metrics may have more or less historical data available. For more information about the amount of historical data available for a specific Metric, please contact our Support Team at help@databox.com.

Pro TipIn order to start syncing data for a Metric, you can add it to your Metrics screen, use it in a Scorecard, set a Goal around it, create an Alert for it, or add it to a Databoard. Learn more  here .  
    The amount of historical data you're able to access in Databox is dependent on your Databox plan. Learn more here

What time zone is Google Search Console data synced in?

Google Search Console data is synced in UTC time zone. 

How to access pre-built Google Search Console Templates

1
 Navigate to Databoards > Public Templates
2
 In the Data Source drop-down list, select Google Search Console
3
 To view a preview of the Template populated with dummy data, click Preview
4
 To pull the Template into your Account and re-populate it with your own Google Search Console data, click Use Template
5
 Select the appropriate Google Search Console Data Source from the drop-down list to complete the process. The Databoard will be re-populated with data from the selected Google Search Console Account and can be found on the  Databoards page
Pro Tip: Once the Databoard is available on the Databoards page, it is completely disconnected from the public Template. Therefore, you can further customize this Databoard to meet your specific needs using the Designer.

Popular Google Search Console Templates

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Improve your Google Search position by gaining deeper insights into which pages have the best opportunity to rank on page 1 of Google.

How to build a Databoard using Google Search Console data

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Popular Google Search Console Metrics

Clicks Clicks by Queries CTR




Clicks by Device Avg Position Impressions

View a full list of Google Search Console Metrics available in Databox here.

How to build a Databoard

1
 Navigate to  Databoards > + New Databoard > Start Blank
2
 Click on the Metric Library icon on the lefthand side of the Designer
3
 Select the appropriate Google Search Console Account from the Data Source drop-down list in the Metric Library
4
 View the list of pre-built Google Search Console Datablocks in the Metric Library. Drag and drop your selected Datablock onto your Databoard    
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 If a pre-built Datablock isn't available for your use case, click on the  Visualization Types icon under the Metric Library icon

6
 View the list of Visualizations available in Databox. Drag and drop your selected Visualization onto your Databoard
7
 Click on the Datablock on the Databoard to open the corresponding Datablock Settings on the righthand side of the Designer
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 Select the appropriate Google Search Console Data Source and Metric in the righthand Datablock Settings. This will update the Datablock and it will populate the Datablock with the corresponding data
 
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 Complete steps 4-8 until your Databoard is complete

How to use the Query Builder for Google Search Console

With the Query Builder for Google Search Console, you can create Custom Google Search Console Metrics using a combination of Metrics, Dimensions, and Filters. Some popular use cases for the Query Builder for Google Search Console include tracking Web Page performance by specific Search Type results, like News Search results, Video Search results, etc. 

Learn more about the Query Builder for Google Search Console here

Additional Information

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Metric Considerations

  • Due to technical limitations, the Date Range ''All Time'' will return a maximum 36 months of historical data.

Granularity Restrictions

  • Due to API limitations, hourly granularity is not supported. This may affect visualization options for Charts in Databox.

    For example, if a Google Search Console Metric is used on a Line or Bar Chart with ''Yesterday'' Date Range selected, hourly data won't be displayed on the Chart.
    However, the big number above the Chart will accurately reflect the Metric value for the selected Date Range.

    Learn more about Granularity here

API Limitations

  • Due to API limitation, the most recent 2-3 days worth of data is not available. 
  • If "Today" and "Yesterday" Date Ranges are selected or are included in a Date Range, this data will not be included.
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