Google Webmaster Tools Adds Download To Google Spreadsheets

Google announced on the Google Webmaster Central blog that you can now download many of the “heavy” data directly into a Google Spreadsheet format.

Despite Google having a Webmaster Tools API and Python scripts to download your data, webmasters wanted something more basic and quicker to use.

The new download options are available in the Crawl errors, Search queries, Links to your site and some other areas. You can click on the download button in those reports and then “Select Download Format” as “CSV” or “Google Docs.”

Choosing “CSV” initiates a download of the data in CSV format which has long been available in Webmaster Tools and can be imported into other spreadsheet tools like Excel. If you select the new “Google Docs” option then your data will be saved into a Google Spreadsheet and the newly created spreadsheet will be opened in a new browser tab.

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Google: SEO | Google: Webmaster Central


About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

Connect with the author via: Email | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn


Get all the top search stories emailed daily!  


Other ways to share:

Read before commenting! We welcome constructive comments and allow any that meet our common sense criteria. This means being respectful and polite to others. It means providing helpful information that contributes to a story or discussion. It means leaving links only that substantially add further to a discussion. Comments using foul language, being disrespectful to others or otherwise violating what we believe are common sense standards of discussion will be deleted. Comments may also be removed if they are posted from anonymous accounts. You can read more about our comments policy here.
  • Rebecca Lehmann

    It would be great if they would add the option to export to Google Docs to Google Analytics, too. 

  • Phil Turpin

    The times I find myself wishing they had that option in the Adwords Keyword Tool, too.

Get Our News, Everywhere!

Daily Email:

Follow Search Engine Land on Twitter @sengineland Like Search Engine Land on Facebook Follow Search Engine Land on Google+ Get the Search Engine Land Feed Connect with Search Engine Land on LinkedIn Check out our Tumblr! See us on Pinterest


Click to watch SMX conference video

Join us at one of our SMX or MarTech events:

United States


Australia & China

Learn more about: SMX | MarTech

Free Daily Search News Recap!

SearchCap is a once-per-day newsletter update - sign up below and get the news delivered to you!



Search Engine Land Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors

Get Your Copy
Read The Full SEO Guide