This document contains frequently asked questions that arise when using the Google Search Console data source. You can quickly navigate to a particular FAQ by using the table of contents below.
Did Google Search Console used to be called Webmaster Tools?
What permissions do I need in order to connect to Google Search Console?
The Assignment that you want to connect to needs to be Owner Verified.
Why I can’t see data for the previous two days?
Data From the Google Search Console API can be up to 48 hours delayed based on how Google collects and then finalizes the data in Search Console. This time frame may also vary depending on your timezone.
Why is Google Search Console data on the Queries data view lower than I expect?
The Google Search Console API will not necessarily return all query data in an API response. Because of this, the best practice is to use this Data View to surface the top-performing queries on your reports, rather than the lowest performers. If you need to surface the lowest-performing queries, please submit a request to our Product team, here.
To review total KPI performance, please refer to the Search Data View instead.
What if I need data from Google Search Console that TapClicks doesn’t quite support?
There are a few ways to approach this situation.
1] Create a Smart Connector to bring data into your dashboard.
- This will allow you to get to your data fast.
- This path could be used in the long term.
- Or you can use this path while waiting for an enhancement to the Google Search Console connector.
2] Submit a request to the product team to evaluate bringing this data into the Instant On connector.
- Make sure to include report extract examples so that we can review exactly the dimensions and metrics you’re looking for in your dashboard.
- If you need help with this process, feel free to reach out to your Customer Success Manager or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What fields are available for this data source?
After you connect a data source to TapClicks, you can use that data in your reports. These fields are organized into groups of similar types of data called Data Views.
For Google Search Console, you will find a list of all dimensions and fields available for use in TapClicks, organized by data view, here: Google Search Console.
What data can I assign to my Tap Client from this data source?
Level 1 - Profile