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How to Connect Google Analytics and Google Search Console with Simple SEO

If you’re looking to boost your website’s visibility and track its performance, connecting Google Analytics and Google Search Console with Simple SEO can be a game-changer. This simple guide will walk you through the process step by step.

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How to Connect Google Analytics With Simple SEO

Connect your Google Analytics account with Simple SEO to easily view the metrics of your Google Analytics from the Results tab of your Simple SEO dashboard. Make sure to complete the requirements and follow the steps below.

Important:
You need to set up your Google Analytics account. If you haven’t yet, follow the steps on this guide to set it up or let our SEO experts handle it.

Set Up Your Google Analytics Account

  1. Access Google Analytics.
  2. Log in with your Google account. If you have a Gmail email address, that is your Google account, or you can create a new one solely for your business.
  3. On the Google Analytics Welcome page, click Start measuring.
    Start Measuring Button in Google Analytics Welcome Page
  4. Enter the required details from Account Creation to Data Collection. Click Next at the bottom of each page when you’re done to proceed to the next step and click Back to go back to the previous tab.
    1. Account creation – Enter a name for this Google Analytics account. This can be the name of your company or your corporation. Under Account Data Sharing Settings, check the boxes that correspond to the permissions you give to Google.
    2. Property creation – Enter the website name or the app to measure. A Google Analytics account, which you named under Account Creation, can have multiple Properties. Provide a name that distinguishes this Property from your other websites or apps. Set up the time zone and currency that you prefer to show in the data.
    3. Business details – Choose the industry category that your business belongs to and its business size. This is crucial for gaining insights about competitors and trends.
    4. Business objectives – Check the reason/s for using Google Analytics. Then, click Create to proceed.
      Google Analytics Set up Back and Next Buttons
  5. In the Google Analytics Terms of Service Agreement pop-up window, choose the country of business operation from the drop-down and read the terms of service. Then, check to accept the Data Processing Terms as required by GDPR (optional) and click the I Accept button (required).
    Google Analytics Terms of Service Agreement
    Note:: The page doesn’t create your Google Analytics account if you click the I Do Not Accept button in Google Analytics Terms of Service window.
  6. Choose the platform of the property to measure or set this up later by clicking Skip for now.
  7. Click Continue to Home to start using your Google Analytics account.
    Continue to Home Button in Google Analytics

Copy the Service Account Email from the Online Marketing Hub

  1. Log in to Online Marketing Hub.
  2. Locate the domain name of the website you are working on and click OPEN on the Business Profile Progress.
    Business Profile Page Open Button
  3. Scroll down to Google Analytics section and click I have a Google Analytics account.
  4. Click the Copy icon to copy the Online Marketing Hub service account email.
    I Have Google Analytics Option in Business Profile Page

Add the Service Account Email as a Viewer to the Google Analytics Property

Follow the steps below to add the Simple SEO service account email to your Google Analytics property.

  1. At the top of your Google Analytics home page, make sure you are looking at the correct property. If not, click the drop-down and choose the correct one.
    Properties Drop Down in Google Analytics
  2. Click the Admin button with a gear icon on the menu bar at the left side of the page.
    Google Analytics Admin Option
  3. Click Property access management under PROPERTY SETTINGS.
    Property Access Management Option in Google Analytics
  4. In the pop-up window, click the plus sign [+] button and choose Add users.
    Add Users Button in Google Analytics Property
  5. Paste the email address you copied from the Online Marketing Hub Business Profile page and select Viewer under Direct roles and data restrictions. Then, click Add.
    Google Analytics Enter and Add Viewer Email

     

    The service email account should show under the list of Users together with your Google email account.

     

    Google Analytics Property Access Management List

Verify the Connection of Your SEO Tool With Google Analytics

  1. At the top of your Google Analytics home page, make sure you are looking at the correct property. If not, click the drop-down and choose the correct one.
    Properties Drop Down in Google Analytics
  2. Click the Admin button with a gear icon on the menu bar at the left side of the page.
    Google Analytics Admin Option
  3. Under PROPERTY SETTINGS, click Property details.
    Google Analytics Property Details Option
  4. Copy property ID using the copy icon on the right side of the page.
    Google Analytics Copy Property ID Button
  5. Paste the Property ID in the Google Analytics Tracking Code field of your Business Profile of the Online Marketing Hub.
    Google Analytics Tracking Code Field
  6. Click VERIFY CONNECTION.
    Verify Connection with Google Analytics Button

     

    A message will show at the top of the page if the connection is successful. Make sure to SAVE CHANGES on your Business Profile page.

     

    Google Analytics Successfully Connected Message

     

    Business Profile Save Changes Button

     

    An error message like in the screenshot below will show if Google Analytics is not correctly set up. Make sure Steps 4, 5, and 6 are done accurately.

     

    Google Analytics Not Connected Message

     

    If you are still getting the error message after reviewing the information several times, click on I need a Google Analytics account. Then, click on UPGRADE NOW to upgrade to a Managed SEO package.

     

    I Need Google Analytics Account Option

     

How to Connect Google Search Console with Simple SEO

Connect your Google Search Console with Simple SEO to easily view the metrics of your Google Analytics from the Results tab of your Simple SEO dashboard. Make sure to complete the requirements and follow the steps below.

Requirements::

You need to set up your Google Search Console account. If you haven’t yet, follow the steps on this guide to set it up or let our SEO experts handle it.

 

Set Up Your Google Search Console Account

  1. Access Google Search Console.
  2. Log in with your Google account. If you have a Gmail email address, that is your Google account, or you can create a new one solely for your business.
  3. Enter your website URL on the blank provided under URL prefix.
  4. Click CONTINUE.
    Google Search Console URL Prefix Field and Continue Button

     

    Ownership should be verified automatically if you are using the same Google account on your Google Analytics and Google Search Console. That is if you have already verified the domain ownership when you set up Google Analytics. The verification status is indicated by the message box as shown in the screenshot below.

     

    Google Search Console Ownership Automatically Verified
  5. Click GO TO THE PROPERTY to add the service account email.
    Tip: If Google Search Console still requires you to verify domain ownership as shown in the screenshot below, do any of the verification methods that are accessible to you. You can also ask your web developer for assistance.

     

    Verify Google Search Console via HTML Tags

Copy the Service Account Email from the Online Marketing Hub

  1. Log in to Online Marketing Hub.
  2. Locate the domain name of the website you are working on and click OPEN on the Business Profile Progress.
    Business Profile Page Open Button
  3. Scroll down to Google Search Console section and click I have a Google Search Console Account.
  4. Copy the service email address.

Add the Service Account Email to Your Google Search Console

Follow the steps below to add the Simple SEO service account email to your Google Search Console property.

  1. Log in to Google Search Console with your Google account.
  2. Click Settings on the menu bar on the left side of the page.
    Google Search Console Property Settings
  3. Click Users and permissions and then ADD THE USER.
    Google Search Console Property Users and Permission

     

    Google Search Console Add the User
  4. Paste the email address you have copied from the Online Marketing Hub Business Profile page and select Restricted as the Authorization. Then, click ADD.
    Enter User Email in Google Search Console

     

    The service email account should show under the list of Users together with your Google email account.

     

    Google Search Console Users List

Verify the Connection of Your SEO Tool With Google Search Console

  1. Log in to Online Marketing Hub.
  2. Locate the domain name of the website you are working on and click OPEN on the Business Profile Progress.
    Business Profile Page Open Button
  3. Scroll down to Google Search Console section and click VERIFY CONNECTION.
    Verify Connection Button for Google Search Console

A message will show at the top of the page if the connection is successful. Make sure to SAVE CHANGES on your Business Profile page.

 

Google Search Console Successfully Connected Message

 

Business Profile Save Changes Button

 

An error message like in the screenshot below will show if Google Search Console is not correctly set up. Make sure the Online Marketing Hub service account email is added to your Google Search Console with the correct permission.

 

Google Search Console Not Set up Correctly Message

 

If you are still getting the error message after reviewing the information several times, click on I need a Google Search Console account. Then, click on UPGRADE NOW to upgrade to a Managed SEO package.

 

Business Profile Save Changes Button

 

How to View Website’s Performance on Simple SEO Results Tab

Follow the steps below to view your Google Analytics and Google Search Console data under the Simple SEO Results tab. The data is only available if Google Analytics and Google Search Console are connected to your Business Profile page in Online Marketing Hub as demonstrated above.

  1. Log in to Online Marketing Hub.
  2. Locate the Simple SEO product that you want to view. Then, click OPEN.
    Simple SEO Open Button
  3. Under the RESULTS tab, click GOOGLE ANALYTICS to view the Google Analytics results.
    Google Analytics Results Tab in Simple SEO Tool
  4. Click GOOGLE SEARCH CONSOLE to view your Google Search Console RESULTS.
    Google Search Console Results in Simple SEO Tool

 

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Updated on April 8, 2024

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