Google To Discontinue CSV Download Scripts Support In Google Search Console

The last day to use the legacy Python script to download search query data from Google Search Console is October 20, 2015. You can upgrade to the new API.

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John Mueller from Google announced on Google+ that Google will be discontinuing the support of CSV download scripts, specifically the Python script, to download search query data from Google Search Console, formerly Google Webmaster Tools.

Google said October 20, 2015, is the last day this Python script will work. That should give most webmasters and developers enough time to migrate their scripts over to the new Search Console API.

Google initially launched the download option for Google Webmaster Tools back in December of 2011. So that Python script had about a four-year run, which is not bad at all.

The new Search Console API will provide a more efficient method to grab the same data.

So you have until October 20, 2015, to upgrade your software to the official API.

Postscript: Google, weeks later, posted this news on their blog.

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Barry Schwartz
Barry Schwartz is a technologist and a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics.

In 2019, Barry was awarded the Outstanding Community Services Award from Search Engine Land, in 2018 he was awarded the US Search Awards the "US Search Personality Of The Year," you can learn more over here and in 2023 he was listed as a top 50 most influential PPCer by Marketing O'Clock.

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