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How to Authorize Google Search Console

AddingGoogle 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:

  1. Login to your Google Search Console account.
  2. Login to gShift and go to Manage in the Header of the Web Presence you would like to add Google Search Console to. 
  3. Click on Google Search Console is Not Enabled or the thumbnail of your website. 
  4. On the right side of this panel you will see the section "Google Search Console." Click the Authorize button.
  5. Click Accept to share data with gShift. 
  6. 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.

 

For Advanced Access take the following steps:

  1. Login to your Google Search Console account.
  2. Click on Manage Site for the site in you are following in gShift (Make sure it is the same URL) and click Add or Remove Users.
  3. Click Add a New User. 
  4. Enter "gshiftdev@gmail.com" and choose Restricted permissions. 
  5. That's it, you're done.

Note: The error message in gShift will disappear within 48 hours or once the first set of data has been collected from Google Search Console. Email support@gshiftlabs.com if this is not the case.

 

Troubleshooting:

The above message may appear for the following reason:

  • The URL within the authorized account is different than the URL within the presence.

Tips:

  • 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. 

 

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