We've been hearing for a while that Google may add voice search filters to the Google Search Console reports. This would allow you to see how people discover your site using speech and Google Assistant, other than when they type searches in Google. But did you know that when the Google Assistant reads a recommended snippet, it is not counted at all in Search Console?
John Mueller from Google released a # AskGoogleWebmasters video last week and said the Google Assistant responses are not currently included in the Google Search Console. I don't think I knew that. He said: "It is a little different when you use Google Assistant to ask a question that is answered via a piece of text from the page. In this case we send the URL of the page to the user's mobile phone to make it easier for users to go to those & # 39; s pages. But this data is good for impressions of those search queries that are not currently logged in to Search Console. "
Here is the video embed:
Not long ago, John suggested that search query data is not a priority for the Google Search Console team. So I would not expect this information soon.
Here is the transcript:
Questions about spoken searches in the search console.
Well, this question comes from time to time.
It is worth considering that there are several ways to perform a so-called spoken search. The way that I use the most is essentially to use speech as a special kind of keyboard for a text search field. In that case when I do a so-called speech query, it is really just a normal search on the internet that I do with the speech keyboard. These searches are already logged in Search Console in the same way as all other searches are logged. Just like you see questions that are entered by swiping on a mobile keyboard.
It's different when you use Google Assistant to ask a question that is answered via a piece of text from the page. In such cases, we will send the URL of the page to the user's mobile phone to make it easier for users to go to those pages. However, this data will show excerpt impressions for those searches that are not currently logged in to Search Console.
As with other job requests, we regularly review these and try to give priority to those who make websites the most valuable to publishers, webmasters and SEOs. If you want to see something in Search Console, make sure you submit feedback directly to the tool, ideally give us a glimpse of what you are trying to figure out and how it can help you create a better website that we love to hear from you.
Forum discussion on twitter.