How do I download keywords from Google Search Console?

You can download your website's keywords for free from the Google Search Console. Here's a tutorial with step-by-step instructions.

You can download your website's keywords for free from the Google Search Console also known as google webmaster tools. Here's a tutorial with step-by-step instructions.

How to export all your keywords?

Google Search console sign in

You must have installed the Google Search Console to see your keywords. This is what Google Search Console calls a search query. Once you have access, you have to look at what you are ranking on at the moment, especially the keywords on the second page or in positions 8 to 10 in the search engines. Often, it is enough to include this keyword in your meta title tag. to go from page # 2 to page # 1. But, always make sure you choose relevant keywords to increase your average rankings. 

Google Search Console's tools and reports help you measure your site's search performance and organic traffic, and troubleshoot problems. Google search console also helps improve keyword rankings.

You must sign in to Google Search Console

If you do not have access to your Google Search Console account, you can contact us and we will take care of it for you. It is one of the services that we offer. In the meantime, to check if you have access to it, it is by clicking on the button below 👇

I want to access my search console account

As a console user, you may have several websites in your Google Search Console account, you must select the correct one.

Different accounts inside google search console

We have access to several accounts

In the menu, click on “Performances”

In some cases, we don't see “Performances”, we see “Search results” and “Discover”. You must select “Search results” in this case.

Selecting search results from GSC

Sometimes it may look like the illustration on the right or with Google Discover on the left.

You will have access to a data table.

You can take a quick glance at the performance section and view total clicks, total impressions,  average Click through rate (CTR) and average position in a graphical format as shown below in the performance report.

Quick glance on performance of Google Search Console

Here is how to proceed: you have to go to the top, to the left, above the data table and click on the “Date” button.

choosing date range on google search console

By default, the Google Search Console shows data for the last 3 months.

different dates displayed on google search console

What you are now seeing are all the keywords that were used to reach your site via Google search or search appearance. The higher the number of “impressions” of the keyword, the more popular the search term is. If you have a lot of impressions but not a lot of clicks, now is the time to optimize which is also an SEO strategy. Therefore if anyone asks me does google search console help SEO? I say Yes as it is a wonderful tool giving magical insights about your website performance and discovering areas for SEO opportunities.

downloading report on google sheet

Bonus, if you want to export your Click-Thorugh Rate (CTR ) or your average position, just click on the white tiles in the table before exporting. Click-Thorugh Rate is the number of users who view the link divided by the number of users who clicked on it. Mathematically its represented as : 

Click-through rate = Clicks / Impressions * 100.

This will include this data in the Excel file. You can choose either Google Sheets format or Excel format. We do not recommend the CSV format if it is to work on your keyword strategy (it's a more annoying format, that's all). Therefore if used rightly Google Search Console can be a wonderful keyword research tool.

Export your keyword data from Google Search Console

The first tip: export your keywords by type of content. If you have images or videos on your website, you can see the keywords that are bringing organic search traffic for those specific types of content. This improves the ALT attributes of images for example. 

Showing search type on Google search console


You can use google search console for keyword research and export keywords by country, which allows you to better optimize your content. You must click “New” to choose the “Country” option. You can also choose to optimize your content for mobile by selecting the type of device.

showing google search console for keyword research

Here are all the search types available in the tool.

Tip: see the data in “Appearance in Search Results”. 

Appearance in google search console


The next step: do the keyword analysis and determine which ones are important to your website. You can then take the opportunity to optimize your content with these words and improve your SEO performance resulting in improved rankings.

Keep following our blog to read more google search console-related tutorials as you can detect mobile usability issues, submit a sitemap, check on core web vitals and many more with the google webmaster tool. 

How do I download keywords from Google Search Console?

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