Google Analytics vs Google Search Console

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Google Analytics

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Google Analytics vs Google Search Console: What are the differences?

Developers describe Google Analytics as "Enterprise-class web analytics". Google Analytics lets you measure your advertising ROI as well as track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications. On the other hand, Google Search Console is detailed as "A web service, provided free of charge for webmasters". It is a web service, provided free of charge for webmasters, which allows them to check indexing status and optimize visibility of their websites. Its tools and reports help you measure your site's Search traffic and performance, fix issues, and make your site shine in search results.

Google Analytics and Google Search Console can be categorized as "General Analytics" tools.

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Pros of Google Analytics
Pros of Google Search Console
  • 1.5K
    Free
  • 923
    Easy setup
  • 888
    Data visualization
  • 696
    Real-time stats
  • 402
    Comprehensive feature set
  • 180
    Goals tracking
  • 154
    Powerful funnel conversion reporting
  • 137
    Customizable reports
  • 83
    Custom events try
  • 53
    Elastic api
  • 13
    Updated regulary
  • 8
    Interactive Documentation
  • 3
    Google play
  • 2
    Advanced ecommerce
  • 2
    Industry Standard
  • 2
    Walkman music video playlist
  • 1
    Medium / Channel data split
  • 1
    Financial Management Challenges -2015h
  • 1
    Lifesaver
  • 1
    Easy to integrate
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    Cons of Google Analytics
    Cons of Google Search Console
    • 9
      Confusing UX/UI
    • 6
      Super complex
    • 5
      Very hard to build out funnels
    • 3
      Poor web performance metrics
    • 2
      Very easy to confuse the user of the analytics
    • 2
      Time spent on page isn't accurate out of the box
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      What is Google Analytics?

      Google Analytics lets you measure your advertising ROI as well as track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications.

      What is Google Search Console?

      It is a web service, provided free of charge for webmasters, which allows them to check indexing status and optimize visibility of their websites. Its tools and reports help you measure your site's Search traffic and performance, fix issues, and make your site shine in search results.

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