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What is Google Search Console (GSC)?

What does GSC Stand for?

GSC stands for “Google Search Console“, formerly “Google Webmaster Tools” and is the number one SEO tool as used by SEO Experts and Consultants.

What is Google Search Console?

Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools) is an SEO Tool provided by Google to help Website owners, managers, and marketers (especially SEO Managers and Consultants) to manage their website’s technical performance in Google.

What Does GSC Do?

Google Search Console provides users with:

GSC> Site Performance

Probably the main dashboard and report in GSC, it surfaces the following data for the site owner:

  • Organic Search Impression and Click Data
  • Organic Positions for search queries
  • Clicks and Impressions for Pages
  • Google Discover

You can also compare GSC and GA4 Data here.

GSC > Page Index Status

Page Index gives you the last index date for each page and lets you jump to inspect the page if you want to recrawl.

Link Download Tool

GSC Web Page Inspector

GSC Alerts

  • Manual Action Penalties
  • Security Warnings for Spam or Malware

Other GSC Features

  • Ability to upload Sitemaps in XML
  • An ability to remove pages from Google
  • An ability to see the crawl rate
  • Health and Technical errors
  • Mobile and User Experience Data
  • Core Web Vitals
    • Taken from the Chrome User Experience Report (CrUX)

Bing Webmaster Tools is the Microsoft Bing equivalent and you can compare features between Bing and GSC.

How do you manage GSC?

Read our article on how to add users to GSC