View or manage associations for all your properties using the Associations settings page.
Open the Associations settings page
An association is a connection between a Search Console property and an entity or property in another Google service. For example, your Search Console property might be associated with your Google Analytics property to allow the data from both products to be combined and shown in Search Console Insights.
The effects of an association depend on the type of thing being associated with your Search Console property. For example: a Google Analytics association shares your Search Console performance data with the associated Google Analytics property; an Android Play Store app association enables app indexing (when Google Search shows deep links into the associated app).
An association is requested by a user in another Google service, such as Google Analytics or Chrome Web Store. This request is sent to the owners of the Search Console property, who can approve or deny the request. Use Search Console to accept or reject association requests, see your current associations, and delete an existing association. The only exception is Google Analytics, where an association can be requested either in Google Analytics or in Search Console.
Example: Here is how to request association between a Google Ads account and a Search Console property. (Association is called "linking" in the Google Ads documentation.)
A single Search Console property can be associated with multiple other entities (for example, example.com could be associated with both a Google Analytics property and an Android app).
Read about association in your product's documentation to learn about all the benefits of association and how to request association with a Search Console property.
Items that can be associated with a Search Console property
The following items can be associated with a Search Console property:
- Google Analytics property
- Chrome Web Store account
- Android Play Store app
- Play Console Developer account
- Google Ads account
- Google Assistant Actions Console project
Check the help page for association in the other service to see what happens if an association is created.
View your associations
To view your existing and requested associations, open the Associations settings page (Settings > Associations).
Search Console does not show a history of rejected or removed associations.
You can request association with a Google Analytics property or with another service.
A Google Analytics property can be associated with only one Search Console property at a time, and vice-versa. If you no longer see a previously created Analytics association, it means that you or another site owner either removed it or overwrote the association with another.
You can associate your Google Analytics property with your Search Console property to see Google Analytics data in Search Console Insights, as well as Search Console data in Google Analytics.
If a Search Console property links to both a Google Analytics UA and Google Analytics 4 property, then Search Console Insights will only show data from the UA property. If you would like to see data from the Google Analytics 4 property instead, then delete your UA association. Note that this will also disable the Search Console reports in your Google Analytics UA property. You can undo the change by re-associating the UA property.
To associate your property, open the associations page for your Search Console property, click Associate, then follow the instructions in the dialog. In order to see your Google Analytics data in Search Console Insights, choose a view (Google Analytics UA) or stream (Google Analytics 4) that best matches your Search Console property and that covers the pages on your site that you would like to track.
You can choose a view when you create the association, or change it later by clicking Additional actions > Select a different view. The view selected affects only data seen in Search Console Insights; it does not affect data seen in Google Analytics.
To create an association between Search Console and Google Analytics, you must be an owner of the Search Console property and have edit permission on the Google Analytics property.
Any Search Console data exported from Search Console to your associated Google Analytics property will be subject to the Google Analytics terms of service. At the same time, any data exported from your Google Analytics property to your associated Search Console property will be subject to the Search Console terms of service.
When you associate a Search Console property with a Google Analytics property, Search Console data is enabled for all reporting views associated with that property by default. As a result, anybody with access to that Google Analytics property or one of its views may be able to see Search Console data for that site. For example, if a Google Analytics administrator adds a user to a property or view, that user may be able to see Search Console data in Search Optimization reports.
Google Analytics account administrators can move their Analytics property from one Analytics account to another. Any associated Search Console properties will maintain their association as part of the move. After the move, any users of the new Analytics account will be able to see data from the associated Search Console property without a notification in Search Console. Learn more
Request association with another service
Approve or deny an association request
- You must be an owner of the Search Console property.
- Open the Associations settings page in Search Console.
- Find the association that you want to delete in the table.
- Select the more settings icon and click Remove association.
To delete a Search Console association within the other service, use the other product's management console, similar to the way you request an association.