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Google Search Console Average Position

The Search Console Average Position report provides a combination graph, table and Average CTR page total detailing the number of Keywords per Average Position (Learn More) from Google search results.  The Average Position, number of Keywords, total Impressions, Clicks and an average Click-thru-Rate in either Google Web, News, Images or Videos Search queries is presented in a graph and sortable table.

In order for the data to display in the report an appropriate Report Sections in the Display setting under Report Options have to be set. The default filter is set from 1 to 10 of the Average Positions to be displayed. Data can be exported to CSV and PDF.  Please note that there can be a 3 to 5 day delay between the time Google compiles and releases this data via their API.

Important! To view this report Google Search Console (Webmaster Tools) must be configured correctly, please refer to Rank Ranger's Search Console documentation.

Search Console (Webmaster Tools) Search Queries Keywords


Search Console Average Position Report
Search Keyword Average Position

Search Console Average Position Graph

While viewing the graph, you can hover over any point to view the number of Keywords per Average Position, total Impressions and total Clicks for a specific Position.

Search Keywords Average Position Graph

Sort Columns

You can click the arrows at the top of the Position, Keywords, Impressions, CTR and Clicks columns to change the sort to ascending or descending order.

sort search analytics data

To List of Keywords per Position

You can click any of the Position in the table to go to the list of keywords for that position

List of Keywords for Position

Per Page Totals and Averages: Total Keywords, Impressions, Clicks and Average CTR

Average CTR Page Total
Compare to Past Tables

In the Report Options Date section click Compare to Past and choose from the dropdown list the suitable option in order to show a second table with the data for the previous selected period.

Compare to Past for Position

Report Options

Select a custom Date Range


  • Select a date range
  • Compare to Past: option to compare to Previous Period (same number of previous days), Calendar Month(s) (a full previous calendar month(s)), Same Time Last Year, Custom Date.

Display Options

Display Settings:

  • Create a Custom Report Title to be displayed across the top of the report (optional). 
Report Selections:
  • Chart - Displays a Graph in the report
  • Total Keywords (Page Total) - Displayed a total calculated per page
  • Impressions (Page Total)
  • Clicks (Page Total)
  • Average CTR (Page Total) - Displays an average CTR total percentage calculated per page
  • Table - displays a table in the report

Search Console Filters

Search Console Filters (optional):

These filters can only be applied to the current month because previous months are stored as snapshots only.
  • Select a Rank Minimum for Start Average Position and Maximum for End Average Position

  • Select a Search Type(tabs in Google Search): Web, News, Images or Videos

  • Select a Custom Filter: Country, Device, Page, Query or Search Appearance 

  • Select a qualifier:
    • Contains: The row value must either contain or equal your expression (non-case-sensitive).
    • Equals: Your expression must exactly equal the row value (case-sensitive for page and query dimensions).
    • Not Contains: The row value must not contain your expression either as a substring or a (non-case-sensitive) complete match.
    • Not Equals: Your expression must not exactly equal the row value (case-sensitive for page and query dimensions).

  • Enter a Value or Select from the list: 
    • Country: Filter against the specified country, as specified by 3-letter country code  (refer to ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 list)  
    • Device: Filter results for a specific device type - Desktop, Mobile, or Tablet
    • Page: Filter against the specified URL
    • Query: Filter against the specified query string (i.e., keyword)
    • Appearance: FAQ rich results, Web Light results, How-to rich results, Google Play Instant, AMP non-rich results, Rich results, Product results, Review snippet, Events Listing, Events Details, AMP article, Android App and Video

  • Click the Add Filter button
    To remove a filter, click the X next to it.

  • Clicks: choose greater than > or less than < and enter a value

  •  Landing Page: filter for a specific site page using only the page in the site structure without the domain (e.g., /pricing or /blog/serp-news-february-2018)

  • Click the Apply Changes button to display the report.

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