Google Makes Webmaster Tools Data Exporting EasierBy: Chris Crum - June 20, 2012
Google announced that it has included a new option for exporting data to a Google Spreadsheet in Google Docs. Users can now choose between the CSV and Google Docs download formats.
“Choosing ‘CSV’ initiates a download of the data in CSV format which has long been available in Webmaster Tools and can be imported into other spreadsheet tools like Excel,” says Google Webmaster Trends analyst Jonathan Simon. “If you select the new ‘Google Docs’ option then your data will be saved into a Google Spreadsheet and the newly created spreadsheet will be opened in a new browser tab.”
“We hope the ability to easily download your data to a Google Spreadsheet helps you to get crunching on your site’s Webmaster Tools data even faster than you could before,” says Simon. “Using only a web browser you can instantly dive right into slicing and dicing your data to create customized charts for detecting significant changes and tracking longer term trends impacting your site.”
This is only one of various user experience improvements Google has made to Webmaster Tools in recent memory. Last month, Google updated the navigation of the site, and launched a new dashboard.