How to leverage Search Console Bulk Data Export

18th June 2023

Google Search Console is a valuable tool for understanding your website’s performance on Google Search. At Varn, we use it almost daily for a variety of search-related tasks for our clients; take a look at some easy ways to use Search Console for SEO to get started with the tool. Recently, Google introduced a new feature called Bulk Data Export, which allows users to export their Search Console data into BigQuery. This enables you to access historical data and combine it with other data sources, to perform advanced analysis and gain deeper insights into your website’s performance and search traffic. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of Search Console Bulk Data Export and how it can enhance your SEO strategy.

Unleashing the Power of Bulk Data Export:

The introduction of Search Console’s Bulk Data Export feature has opened up new possibilities for in-depth analysis. By exporting data from Search Console to BigQuery, we can leverage the capabilities of this powerful tool to uncover trends, patterns, and correlations that may go unnoticed in the standard Search Console reports. This enhanced analysis can provide a more comprehensive understanding of website performance and inform actionable SEO strategies.

Setting Up Bulk Data Export:

The process of setting up bulk data exports is straightforward and user-friendly. However, there are a few too many steps to include in this blog, so visit the full setup instructions from Google for more detail. You will need to open your Google Cloud Console on your desired project. Enable BigQuery by accessing APIs & Services and selecting the relevant options. Next, you can grant permission to Search Console to export data to your project through the Admin section. Finally, in Search Console, navigate to Settings and locate the Bulk Data Export option for your property.

Leveraging Advanced Insights:

Once the data export is successfully set up, you can begin extracting valuable insights from your Search Console data within BigQuery. With the ability to run complex queries on large datasets, you can identify trends, evaluate performance over time, compare different data sources, and gain a deeper understanding of your website’s visibility and search traffic. These insights can guide strategic decisions to optimise your SEO efforts and drive organic growth.

BigQuery Considerations and Costs:

While the Bulk Data Export feature is free, it’s important to note that there are costs associated with storing and manipulating data within BigQuery.

The introduction of Search Console Bulk Data Export brings a wealth of possibilities for advanced analysis and insights. By integrating Google Search Console with BigQuery, we can unlock the potential of their data and gain a deeper understanding of a website’s performance on Google Search. Embrace the power of Bulk Data Export and harness its capabilities to propel your website’s success on the search engine results page.

Need some help with BiqQuery, Google Search Console, or understanding how to turn raw data into actionable insights that will feed into a powerful SEO strategy? Talk to the team at Varn for friendly, expert advice.


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