Top Search Queries in Google Webmaster Tools

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Google’s Webmaster Tools’ top search queries just got better with the expansion of its time  coverage, top query percentage and search data upload via CSV format.

From the previous 7 days historical data reporting of search queries, the webmasters tools now reports historical search data as far back as six months ago. This means you’ll get a pretty view of which keywords gives significant amount of hits and page visits to your sites. You can see snapshots of top search queries on a monthly, bimonthly or quarterly basis. Unfortunately, the system might be having some bug though as top search queries for my personal blog is not showing any statistics yet.

Another improvement of the top search queries is the inclusion of top query percentages. Each query is ranked in relation to the other top ranking queries. Previously, webmaster tools just ranks query results and click and did not analyze each query in relation to the other top queries.

And lastly, you can now download this top query data in to CSV format just like the other useful webmaster data.

These three enhancements of the Google webmaster tools’ reporting system would indeed be very useful for SEO work, as it gives valuable information regarding relevance of keywords used in your blogs or websites and whether those keywords are actually driving traffic to your sites/blogs.

Arnold Zafra
Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google,, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building three niche blogs covering iPad News, Google Android Phones and E-Book Readers.
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  • mark

    Seems like good upgrades. Thanks Google!

  • Aurelius Tjin

    That’s a very helpful enhancement.

    Thanks for the update! 🙂

  • Pozycjonowanie

    Thanks for news I will check it on google tools how looks my websites stats. Regards

  • Sergio Vers

    Nice to hear that,
    Just in time.

    Regards, So

  • Simlock verwijderen

    Good upgrades! Keep up the good work, i love it!

  • Simlock verwijderen


  • SEO Web Design

    It is a very good indicator that your website is somewhere within a search term.

  • outsource SEO

    This is really one of the good services provided by Google for webmasters.

  • ravi karandeekar

    Good, i am enjoying this from the day i started my Pune real estate market news blog. But i am curious to know how to use this data more effectively.

  • Balpreet Pankaj

    I posted a comment what happend?

  • Balpreet Pankaj

    We have been using google webmastertools for “Top search queries” reports “no data yet” and it has been so for about 2 weeks now!

  • Online Income Strategy

    Im not too sure if this works because its been saying im around position 270 but I don’t see it??

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    I love this tool, is very helpful and save me a lot of time. Thanks

  • John

    nice post, very helpful!