Google Keywords

This feature is available in the "Google Keywords" section of the component, and will allow you to import statistical information about your website's keywords directly from your Google Search Console account.

How to configure Google Keywords

These are the steps you need to take in order to configure the newly added Google Keywords feature:

  • Access Google APIs Console.
  • Login using your Google account and Create a new Project.
  • Add a project name and click on the "Create" button (wait a few moments after you click the create button to load your project, otherwise you can manually select it).
  • In the Dashboard view search for "Google Search Console API" and click on it
  • Enable the "Google Search Console API" by clicking on the "Enable" button at the top.
  • Click on "Credentials" from the left sidebar
  • Choose the "oAuth consent screen" tab across the top
  • Enter a product name (I suggest SiteName) and click Save
  • Choose the "Credentials" tab across the top.
  • Next click on the "Create Credentials" button and select "Service Account Key" option.
  • From the "Service account" dropdown select "New services account"
  • Type name at "Service account name", select the Role: Project -> Owner
  • Select "P12" from "Key type" radio group and click on "Create" button
  • Save the ".p12" file on your computer and close the "New private key" notification window
  • You will be redirected to the "Credentials" page where you will have to click "Service accounts" on the left menu and copy the "Service Account ID" value.
  • Navigate to backend > Components > RSSeo! > here, click on the "Options" button, then Google Keywords.
  • Paste your "ID" copied earlier into the "Service Account ID" field
  • Upload the ".p12" key into the "Private key file" option and Save
  • Now go to Google Search Console
  • For each site you wish to access data from, choose Manage property -> Add or remove users
  • Click ADD A NEW USER
  • Enter the "Service Account ID" in the User email field (the Service Acount ID is same with the one added in RESSEO! > Keywords tab)
  • Set the "Permission" dropdown to Full
  • Click the Add button.
  • Now you can add your keywords in RSSEO!
How to import statistical information about your keywords from Google Search Console
  • Head to Components > RSSeo! > Google Keywords section
  • Click on "New" button at the top
  • Add the keyword you want to track into the "Keyword" field
  • Select the website you want to import data from using the "Site" dropdown(the site needs to be registered via Google Search Console)
  • Click on "Save" button and afterwards the "Import Data" button will become available
  • Click on the "Import Data" button to select the days from where the importing is performed
  • You can import individual days or all at once, by clicking on the "Run All" button
  • Statistical information should be displayed after closing the window
Take into account the following Google limitations:

Search Console keeps data for the last 90 days. As a result, only a maximum of 90 days of data is provided.

If you import the data periodically, this will be kept in the database, thus making possible to have records that exceeds the 90 days limitation.

More limitation related details here.

Automatically importing keywords data

In order to achieve this you can take the following steps:

  • Head to Components > RSSeo! > Options > Google Keywords and enable the "Enable keywords cron"
  • Set how often the cron task will run using the "Run cron" option
  • Set up a cron job using a similar as the following command line(this may vary depending on your hosting provider on which you can contact directly if the following doesn't work):
    lynx "http://www.mywebsite.com/index.php?option=com_rsseo&task=keywords"

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