Reports at a glance

An overview of Search Console's reports and tools

Here is a summary of the current Search Console reports, and a few older, but useful reports and tools.

Report or tool Description

Overview page

Shows a summary of your property's health, including any manual actions or security issues applied to your site, graphs of total clicks and error/valid indexed pages, and summaries of error/valid enhancements for your site (mobile-friendly URLs, AMP pages, structured data found on your site).

Suggested use: If only checking in periodically, check for manual actions or security issues. Look for spikes in coverage or enhancement errors, and if found, open the report to troubleshoot. Look for dramatic dips in your click count; if found, open the report to investigate.

Useful for: Everyone

URL Inspection tool

See the information that the Google index has about a specific URL on your site, or test a live page. Information is quite extensive, and includes page HTML code and errors, AMP/mobile usability errors and code, JavaScript output and errors encountered when rendering the page, any canonicals selected for a page, and more. Use the tool by typing a URL in the bar at the top of Search Console.

Suggested use: Use this report to troubleshoot any crawling errors that Google encountered on your site. You can reach this tool by clicking into a specific URL in the Coverage report. You can also use this report to fix and retest a page before resubmitting the page for indexing.

Useful for: SEOs, developers [Documentation]

Performance reports:

Available only if your property has sufficient traffic on Discover or News

Explore how many people saw and clicked on your site in Google Search, what queries showed your site in Search, and your average search position.

If your site has Discover data or News data, you will see an appropriate report.

Data includes clicks, impressions, CTR, and position for your site, as well as query strings that users were searching for.

Data can be grouped by page URL, country of query, or device type.

Suggested use: Periodically review to check for spikes or dips in clicks or impressions. Examine the query strings that show your site, and see if the queries that you expect show your site. Read more about traffic drops on your site.

Useful for: SEOs, site owners [Performance on Search results documentation] [Performance on Discover documentation] [Performance on Google News documentation]

Page indexing report

Shows index status for all the pages in your site. Pages are grouped according whether they are, or can be, indexed, with a description of why they could or could not be indexed.

Suggested use: Periodically scan for spikes in errors, or drops in indexed counts to identify crawling problems on your site.

Useful for: SEOs, developers/site administrators [Documentation]

Video page indexing report

If you have a sufficient number of sufficiently prominent videos on your site, this report will be shown. This report shows how many pages with videos were found on your site, and on how many of those pages could a video be indexed.

Suggested use: Periodically ensure that most of your videos, and especially your important video pages, have been indexed by Google. If not, use the report to troubleshoot why.

Useful for: SEOs, site owners. [Documentation]

Sitemaps report

Shows which sitemaps have been submitted for your site, sitemap statistics, and any errors Google encountered when processing your sitemaps.

Suggested use: Periodically check to see if Google could process your sitemaps, or use for debugging if Google can't seem to find new pages on your site.

Useful for: SEOs [Documentation]

Removals Tool

Allows you to temporarily block URLs on your site from appearing in Google Search, or to clear the search snippet until the next document crawl. Also shows a history of your block requests, as well as a history of user requests to mark pages on your site as adult-only.

Useful for: Site owners [Documentation]

Crawl Stats

Shows how often Google is crawling your site, and how many requests it is making.

Suggested use: If your site is being overloaded by Google crawl requests, you can track the issue here, and request a reduced crawl rate.

tip This report is available only for domain-level properties (example.com, m.example.com, http://example.com) not for URL-prefix properties (example.com/somepath/).

Useful for: Advanced SEO, website administrators [Documentation]

Page Experience

See what percentage of URLs on your site Google considers to be a good page experience for your users. This is a combination of fast page availability, good mobile experience, and support for HTTPS.

Useful for: Site owners, advanced SEO [Documentation]

Core Web Vitals report

Shows how your page performs in real-world usage.

Suggested use: Check well how your pages perform for your users; fix poorly performing pages.

Useful for: SEOs, Developers [Documentation]

Mobile Usability report

See a mobile usability evaluation for all indexed pages on your site.

Suggested use: Periodically check to find mobile usability issues on your site.

Useful for: SEOs, developers [Documentation]

AMP report

See which AMP pages on your site could or couldn't be indexed.

Suggested use: Periodically check for issues affecting all AMP pages on your site, or to see if you have an unexpected spike in errors or drop in indexed AMP pages.

Useful for: SEOs, developers [Documentation]

Rich Result Status reports

See which rich results Google could or couldn't crawl. Each rich result type has a separate report. Only a subset of rich results are supported; see the documentation to learn which types are supported. A specific report type will be present only if Google has detected items of that type on your site.

Suggested use: Periodically scan for errors and debug the issues. Can also be used to see how many rich results of a given type Google is able to process.

Useful for: SEOs, developers [Documentation]

Manual Actions report

Shows any manual actions against your site.

Suggested use: If you see a manual action in your overview page, open the report to learn details about the report, how to fix the issue, and to file a reconsideration request after you have fixed the issue.

Useful for: Everyone [Documentation]

Security Issues report

Shows any security issues detected by Google on your site.

Suggested use: If you see a security issue in your overview page, or if your site is showing browser alerts for dangerous or hacked content, open the report to learn details about the report, how to fix the issue, and to file a reconsideration request after you have fixed the issue.

Useful for: Everyone [Documentation]

Links report

Shows which sites link to yours, what the link text is, and internal link targets within your own site.

Suggested use: Can be used to determine if you are linked to by either spammy or useful sites.

Useful for: SEOs [Documentation]

AMP Test tool

Test any AMP page for validity. This functionality is available in the URL Inspection report, but the AMP Test tool works on pages outside a property that you own and includes less information than the URL Inspection report.

Useful for: Developers, technical SEOs [Documentation]

Mobile-Friendly Test tool

Test whether any page is mobile-friendly. Test any page for mobile-friendliness. This functionality is available in the URL Inspection report, but the Mobile-Friendly Test tool works on pages outside a property that you own and includes less information than the URL Inspection report.

Useful for: Developers, technical SEOs [Documentation]

Rich Results Test tool

Test any page for rich results. This functionality is available in the URL Inspection report, but the Rich Results Test tool works on pages outside a property that you own and includes less information than the URL Inspection report.

Useful for: Developers, technical SEOs [Documentation]

Change of address

Tell Google when you migrate your site to another domain.

Useful for: Site owners, site developers [Documentation and tool link]

Associations

Manage your property associations to enable data sharing and more between your property and Google Analytics, YouTube channels, Android apps, and other Google services.

Useful for: Site owners [Documentation]

Legacy tools and reports

These tools and reports do not yet have a full replacement in new Search Console, but can still be reached at the links given below. The Search Console team is working on a replacement strategy for these items.

Report or tool Description
robots.txt Tester

Test the syntax of your robots.txt file, and whether it will block a given URL.

Suggested use: Good for syntax testing of your robots.txt files, and also for debugging/fixing blocked resources or pages on your site.

Useful for: SEOs, developers [Documentation]

Data Highlighter tool

A simple tool to help Google extract data from template pages on your site.

Suggested use: If your site has many pages with templated data (for example, bus routes or event schedules) and you can't use structured data for some reason, you can use this tool to help Google extract similar data from identically coded pages. You must retrain Google every time you change the design of the page.

Useful for: Site owners on basic site hosting services [Documentation]

Crawl rate settings

Lower Google's crawling traffic to your site.

Suggested use: Use only if Google seems to be overloading your site with crawling requests.

Useful for: Website owners, Advanced SEOs [Documentation]

Web tools Various other tools that might be useful for your site.
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