Overview: Metric Builder for Google Search Console
How to access Custom Metrics and Metric Builder for Google Search Console
Navigate to Metrics > Custom Metrics to access the Metric Builder for Google Search Console. Click the green + Create Custom Metric button and select your connected Google Search Console Account from the Data Source drop-down list.
Metric Builder is available on the Professional and Performer plans. Request a trial of Metric Builder by following
How to use the Metric Builder for Google Search Console
Pro Tip: Add the word "by" in between the Metric and Dimension in order to determine an appropriate Custom Metric Name. From the Metric and Dimension examples outlined above, we could create the Custom Metric "Clicks by Device," ''Impressions by County,'' or ''CTR by Page.''
Search Type (Optional): This field allows users to filter data by different types of search results, including "News search results," "Image search results," "Video search results," and "Web search results."
Pro Tip : If you don't select any Search Type filter, data will be filtered by "Web search results" by default.
Invert Metric (Optional): By default, the percentage change value displayed on Datablocks is green when the Metric value has increased, and red when the Metric value has decreased. If the Custom Metric you created has opposite trends, select this option. Learn more here.
Filter by (Optional): Filters restrict the data that gets included in the Custom Metric. All data that is returned is tested against the Filter(s). Multiple Filters can be combined using AND boolean logic.
If the data synced from the Metric and Dimension fields meet the Filter specifications, the data is retained and included in the Custom Metric value. If the data synced from the Metric and Dimension fields don't meet the Filter specifications, the data is excluded from the Custom Metric value.
Pro Tip : If you don't know which Filters to put in place for your use case, use the Dimension + Data Preview to troubleshoot and get more insight into the data that is returned from your Google Search Console Account for each field. Learn more here.
How to create a Custom Google Search Console Metric [Example]
In this example, we'll create a Custom Metric to report on CTR by Page, further filtered by Image Search Results.
How to add a Custom Google Search Console Metric to a Databoard
Learn how to add a Custom Metric to a Databoard here.