Adding Google Search Console access to your account will enable you to receive notifications of 404 errors occurring on your website. gShift will pull in Search Queries from Google Search Console and provide insights into the volume of impressions, clicks, average position and CTR (Click Through Rate) for keywords associated with your site.
To get started follow these steps:
- Login to your Google Search Console account.
- Login to gShift and go to Configure in the Header of the Web Presence you would like to add Google Search Console to.
- Click Google Credentials from the Left Navigation and click Authorize to add your Google Account to gShift.
- Click Configure under Websites in the Left Navigation.
- Click on Google Search Console is Not Enabled or the thumbnail of your website.
- On the right side of this panel you will see the section "Google Search Console." Click the Link button and select the credential you want to use with this website.
- You're done setting up basic Google Search Console access. Data collection will begin immediately and you will receive any notifications within 24-48 hours.
The above message may appear for the following reason:
- The URL within the authorized account is different than the URL within the presence.
- Make sure you add both www. and non-www version of your website to your Google Search Console account to avoid conflict when authorizing access. This is also a best practice recommendation and either the www. or non-www. version of your site should be selected as the "Preferred Domain".
- Make sure you are logged into the proper Google Search Console account before starting the gShift authorization process to avoid errors.