How do I connect Klipfolio and Google Search Console?

You can set up a connection between Klipfolio and your Google Search Console data to display your search traffic metrics on a dashboard.

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What options do I have for visualizing my Google Search Console data?

Create data visualizations based on pre-built options or build your own. The choice is yours!

Pre-built by Klipfolio

In collaboration with industry experts and adhering to current best practices and trends, Klipfolio focuses on getting the most out of your data and presenting it in meaningful, actionable visualizations. Our pre-built content, including pre-built data sources, pre-built Klips, and pre-built dashboards can act as a complete solution or as a starting point toward custom building.

 

  • Google Search Console pre-built data sources: Data sources provide the foundation for Klip building, so we suggest you create a data source as a first step (before building Klips and adding them to your dashboard). Our pre-built data sources focus on the most sought-after Google Search Console data and are found on the Service Connectors page, available from this link or from your list of data sources. When you select a service connector from this page, the data source for that service is automatically added.

  • Google Search Console pre-built Klips: Pre-built Klips enable you to quickly set up a dashboard using predefined visualizations that display common key metrics. Pre-built Klips are found in the Klip Gallery or, for White Label customers, in the Integration Gallery.

  • Google Search Console pre-built dashboards: Pre-built dashboards provide an efficient and effective way to gather thematically-related Klips into a single, purposeful dashboard. Pre-built dashboards are found in the Dashboard Gallery.

Custom-built by you

Taking the time to learn how to create your own data sources and Klips unlocks your data and enables you to control, manipulate, and transform it, leading you to unprecedented insights into your business.

 

  • Custom data sources: When you create a custom data source, you can either use the pre-built data source as a starting point from which to write your own query or you can write your own queries from the ground up and build a data source from scratch. You create custom-built data sources in the Service Connectors page, accessible from this link or from your list of data sources.

  • Custom Klips: Using our Klip Editor, you can construct and manipulate your data, including integrating multiple data sources, to produce unique, custom-built data visualizations. You create custom Klips from either your list of Klips or your Dashboard.

Regardless of whether you choose pre-built, custom-built, or a combination of both, before you start building Klips and dashboards you need to connect to Google Search Console data in Klipfolio.

How do I connect to Google Search Console data in Klipfolio?

When you connect your Google Search Console data to Klipfolio, you will be prompted to connect your Google Search Console account by entering your username and password.

Doing so will create a token that enables Klipfolio to securely access your Google Search Console account. Your token looks like [email protected]. You can use and reuse the same token every time you connect to Google Search Console.

Note: You manage your connections (tokens) to Google Search Console in Klipfolio under Connected Accounts in the Account section.

How do I add a Google Search Console pre-built data source?

To add a Google Search Console pre-built data source:

    1. Navigate to the Service Connectors page in Klipfolio and choose Google Search Console from the list.
    2. Select a pre-built data source from the left section of the Pick a Data Request page.
    3. If this is your first time connecting to Google Search Console:
      • Click Connect an Account. Enter your Google Search Console login credentials and click Next. If prompted, click Allow Access to enable Klipfolio to securely access your Google Search Console data. Click Next Step.
    4. If you have connected with Google Search Console before:
      • Select an existing connection (token) from the drop-down list and click Next Step.
    5. Click Get Resource.

How do I add Google Search Console pre-built Klips?

In the Klip Gallery or, for White Label customers, in the Integration Gallery you can browse individual Google Search Console pre-built Klips Iand add them to your dashboard. You replace the sample data that is included in pre-built Klips with your own Google Search Console data by clicking the menu in the Klip and selecting Connect your data.

How do I add Google Search Console pre-built dashboards?

In the Dashboard Gallery, you can browse and add pre-built Google Search Console dashboards. You replace the sample data that is included in pre-built dashboards with your own by clicking Connect Your Data at the top of the dashboard.

How do I create a Google Search Console custom-built data source?

To create a Google Search Console custom-built data source:

      1. Navigate to the Service Connectors page in Klipfolio and choose Google Search Console from the list.
      2. On the Pick a Data Request page, click Create a custom Google Search Console data source.
      3. If this is your first time connecting to Google Search Console:
        • Click Connect an Account. Enter your Google Search Console login credentials and click Next. If prompted, click Allow Access to enable Klipfolio to securely access your Google Search Console data. Click Next Step.
      4. If you have connected with Google Search Console before:
        • Select an existing connection (token) from the drop-down list and click Next Step.
      5. Edit the Query URL to return the data you need. Refer to the Google Search Console API documentation for details.
      6. Click Get Resource.

If you want to edit a data source that you already created, check out How to edit or reconfigure a data source, and get step-by-step instructions.

How do I create a Google Search Console data source from scratch?

You can choose to build a data source from scratch. Klipfolio connects to hundreds of services in the cloud that have a REST API. If you take the time to learn your service’s API to create queries for the data you want, your possibilities are endless. Here’s a quick overview video on APIs and Klipfolio:

  Klipfolio API's 101

If you need assistance using APIs, enlist a data analyst or developer.

Use the Google Search Console API Explorer to build and test your queries before you use them to bring data into Klipfolio.

Refer to the Google Search Console API documentation to discover more data requests.

When you are happy with your query, click Get Resource, and then save and name your new data source. You're now ready to use it to build a Google Search Console Klip.

See the reference table below for API related information and sample queries.

API Documentation Google Search Console API documentation

API Explorer

Google Search Console API Explorer

Authentication Method

OAuth Token Authentication
Response Format JSON

Date Format

Example date format:

yyyy-MM-dd

Sample Queries

List all sites:

https://www.googleapis.com/webmasters/v3/sites/

Top Pages in Last 30 Days:

https://www.googleapis.com/webmasters/v3/sites/https%3a%2f%2fwww.YourSite.com%2f/searchAnalytics/query

Note: Site URL must be URL-encoded. For example, the URL-encoded form of https://www.YourSite.com/ is https%3a%2f%2fwww.YourSite.com%2f

How do I create a Google Search Console custom Klip?

You create custom Klips from either your list of Klips or your Dashboard. You choose a data visualization format, for example, a pie chart, gauge, or table, and decide whether you want to use an existing data source or create a new one. In the Klip Editor, there are limitless opportunities to modify, relate, and display your data. See the following related articles for more information and get building!

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