• Ronnie’s Mustache

    Booger to Snotty: “Master!”

  • Ronnie’s Mustache

    Booger to Snotty: “Master!”

  • Roland

    I have a lot of high volume, low CTR queries in webmaster tools. They are all instances where my average rank is 1.0 and I have a very high volume of impressions, but low volume of clicks, resulting in very low CTR of like 0.04. When I spot check those cases they all seem to be cases where my site comes up in SERPS in a local seven pack of map listings in local search. Are others seeing this too? I’m thinking there is some kind of error in how this data is reported like maybe the clicks aren’t all being counted or the impressions are wrong? Either that or people scroll right past those map listings to click on the first real organic result?

  • Ken Fobert

    Nice Article Chris! The improvement of accuracy in GWT is definitely a welcomed change. One tip if you want to pull more than 500 rows of data: When you select 500 from the drop down list, you’ll see a parameter in the URL like this: grid.s=500

    If you want to grab data for all search queries in the report, just replace the numeric value in that parameter with the number of queries that are in your report for that date range. For example, if you had 9,637 queries in your report just update the URL parameter to grid.s=9637 and press enter. Export the data as usual.

  • http://uk.queryclick.com/ Chris Liversidge

    That’s a nice pro tip Ken, lovely stuff.

  • Sjoerd Visser

    For me, exporting the table already grabs all entries anyway. Using the grid.s trick only shows all of them in the browser. This should be the case for everyone?

  • http://www.imarketsolutions.com/ Matt Dimock

    @cliversidge:disqus: you should update this article to include an excel template. Not only would it be good link bait for SEL, but this blog post (and subsequently, you) would likely get more publicity as a result as well. :)

  • Tally

    Too bad that both impressions and clicks are still both ‘estimates’. I guess these new figures are ‘improved estimates’…but still not something I’d report on or use in a brief. Pathetic that they provide data with pinpoint accuracy for paid search, but then claim that organic search numbers are ‘private.’

  • Andreas Mitschke

    Exactly… people are already skipping those listings jumping straight to the organic results they are familiar with.

    A comparable behaviour can be recognized with the author-branded listenings. People value them on a level with paid results… because they visually stand out of the familiar results.

  • Andreas Mitschke

    Exactly… people are already skipping those listings jumping straight to the organic results they are familiar with.

    A comparable behaviour can be recognized with the author-branded listenings. People value them on a level with paid results… because they visually stand out of the familiar results.

  • Guest

    Chris, thanks for the tips. Trying it now. One thing I’m a little confused about is when you talk about the 500 record limitation. Simply change the url, specifically”grid.s=500″, to whatever number you need, hit enter, and download the report. Am I missing something here?

  • Ken Fobert

    hmm, seems you’re right Sjoerd. I remember a time when you did an export of the search queries in GWT, it only exported a subset of the data, not all keywords. Good to know.