Google announces new pilot: SEO reports with Analytics
If you are a Google Analytics administrator and a Webmaster Tools verified site owner, you have the chance to gain access to a test version of Google’s newest creation.
Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics are two useful programs for SEOs. Now, SEO experts can experience them together in the form of a limited pilot released today by Google. The pilot places Search Engine Optimization reports in Google Analytics, and derives its information from the Search Queries Data in Webmaster Tools.
Photo courtesy of Google Webmaster Central Blog. It shows that with the Search Engine Optimization reports pilot, you can filter your search with specific parameters. They chose to filter for queries with 100 or more clicks. The chart shows how much information you can get from this tool, like how much each query accounted for in terms of overall clicks for top queries.
The Search Engine Optimization reports have the added benefits of advanced visualization and filtering capabilities (which are part of Google Analytics). This gives those using the reports access to more detailed data and therefore allows for implementation of effective SEO strategies based on thorough analysis.
Here is what you see when you want to sign up for the pilot:
As you can see, the pilot is extremely limited. There is no guarantee, even if you sign up, that you will be able to access it. Let’s hope that it is a success and becomes widely available!
All in all, the pilot looks like it could turn into a very useful tool. We’ll keep you updated on any information that comes to light about the future of this pilot!