Installing Search Console Helper

Search Console Helper is super-easy to install. Under most circumstances, it’s as simple as point and click, and you should be able to complete the entire process in under 5 minutes.

This document will guide you through the entire process.

Requirements

For a successful installation of Search Console Helper, you will need:

  • Windows operating system
  • Administrator user permissions
  • Internet access
  • Web browser of choice
  • Google Search Console access

Installation steps

The entire installation process consists of only 2 steps:

  1. Download and install Search Console Helper
  2. Connect to Google Search Console

Step 1: Download and install Search Console Helper

(It is possible, that you have already completed this step. If so, please skip to the next step.)

  1. Go to the download page and click the download button. You will be offered the option to either save the file or run it.Download Search Console Helper
  2. Choose the Run option and wait for the download to finish. (If no run option is present, save the file to your computer and then open it by double clicking on the file name.)Run
  3. Click Next to start the setup wizard.Start installing
  4. Click Next to confirm the location of the installation folder (recommended) or select another location.Select the folder location
  5. Click Install to begin installing and wait for the installation to finish.InstallYou will be able to follow the progress of the installation on the next screen:Installing...
  6. Click Finish to exit the setup wizard.Finish

Step 2: Connect to Google Search Console

  1. If you left the Launch SearchConsoleHelper box checked (see previous screenshot), the application will launch, automatically. Otherwise, launch the application manually by either double-clicking the Search Console Helper icon on your desktop, task bar or in your start menu, or by double-clicking the SearchConsoleHelper.exe file in the installation folder.
  2. Select your preferred language and click Next. The program will now attempt to connect to Google Search Console.Select preferred language
  3. In some cases you may be asked to select how you want to connect to the Internet.Select program to launch
  4. Sign in with the same credentials that you use to access Google Search Console. (Don’t worry, we cannot see your login details. This process is 100% safe and secure.)Sign in to Google
  5. Click Allow for Search Console Helper to access your data in Google Search Console. (Again, there is nothing to worry about. We have no way of seeing your login data.)Allow access
  6. Select if you want Search Console Helper to fetch your data, automatically (recommended), or you want to set up fetching, manually.Fetch data automatically
  7. Wait for data fetching to finish.Data fetching
  8. You have successfully installed and set up Search Console Helper! Congratulations!