How to Integrate Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools

by Deepak Kanakaraju on January 25, 2015

Google analytics and Webmaster tools are two great tools by Google which helps webmasters get insights about their website. However, they perform slightly different functions in how they gather and report data.

Website SEO (search engine optimization) analysis and process flat vector concept

Google analytics is more about what happens in your website once visitors enter your website. Webmaster tools is mostly about the Google search engine and what happens before people click on your website link.

Hypothetically, If you have no intention of getting traffic from the Google search engine, you would have no need of Webmaster tools.

Google Webmaster Tools

Inside webmaster tools, you will be able to see how many impressions your website’s links get in the Google search engine and how many people are clicking on it (CTR).

You will also be able to check for other things such as sitemaps, index status, errors, security issues and so on. I have explained Google webmaster tools in detail in this article.

Google Analytics

Google analytics helps you get data about what happens inside your website once people visit your site. Google analytics will provide you with data such as time spent on site, bounce rate, number of pages visited on average by every user and so on.

A lot is to be gained by connecting and linking Google analytics and Google webmaster tools. The biggest benefit is from the Search Engine Optimization perspective.

How to Connect Analytics and Webmaster Tools

Connecting the two is quite easy. If both your Google analytics and webmaster tools account are associated with the same Google or Gmail account, then you can integrate them in a couple of clicks.

If your Google analytics doesn’t have webmaster tools account linked to it, click on Search engine optimization and Queries under it. You can find this option under the Acquisition tab.


After that, you will see a page like this. Click on Set Up Webmaster Tools Data Sharing

integrate webmaster tools and google analytics

You will be taken to the properties page in Google analytics of that particular web property. Scroll down, and you will see something like this:

link webmaster tools and google analytics

Click on the Edit link. You will be redirected to Google Webmaster Tools page where you will have the option to link Analytics account to your webmaster tools account.

Once it is successfully linked and integrated you will get a message inside webmaster tools confirming the same.

webmaster tools analytics

Now, you will be able to see data in the Search Engine Optimization section in Google Analytics.

You will be able to see your landing pages under the Landing Pages tab and its impressions in the Google search engine, number of clicks it received, average position and CTR. This integrated information is available to you only when you integrate analytics and webmaster tools.

Any questions?

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Ritesh February 24, 2015 at 7:11 pm

Thanks for the post. I have integrated the both. But I am yet to start using the data properly. Would like to see a post on how to use the data to take actionable insights.


Deepak February 24, 2015 at 7:12 pm

On my todo list! Thanks for reading!


Manjit June 10, 2015 at 3:04 am

Hi Deepak
I need some help with google analytics set up . I work for a company in New zealand and I am trying to set up the google analytics on it. I am having some difficulties to track certain forms submission on it. We also use Google tag manager for this. Can you help in this regards?
Please provide me with you mobile number where I can call and time you want me to call.
Kindest Regards,


harsha October 12, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Thanks Deepak,

It just made simple


Ramya December 22, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Awesome Deepak. I have been following your course material for digital marketing.I have 15 years of experience in IT in various roles.Out of my exposure to diff learning materials yours is a clear cut, on the go and motivating.You r taking the learner along with u in the journey.Wanted to share this with u.Also if possible provide your contact number for connecting u to oppurtunities.Thanks.


Wasim September 22, 2016 at 5:08 pm

I don’t find any such option like you have shown in the image above. However, it may be because you posted this article in 20015. What I can see after clicking on the query page is “(not set)”. Could you please help me with the same.

Thanks 🙂


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