When you need to filter your Google Search Console results in the report, you can follow a simple formula to create your filter.
Each filter will consist of 3 variables: dimension name, operator, and expression value.
In the example below, 'country' is a dimension name, 'equals' is an operator, and 'FRA' is an expression value.
country equals FRA
query contains mobile use
device notContains tablet
The dimension that this filter applies to. You can filter by any dimension listed here, even if you are not using that dimension in a widget.
There are 4 dimensions that you can use when creating your filter:
- country: Filter against the specified country, as specified by 3-letter country code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3).
- device: Filter results against the specified device type. Supported values: DESKTOP, MOBILE, TABLET.
- page: Filter against the specified URI string.
- query: Filter against the specified query string.
Indicates how your specified value must match (or not match) the dimension value.
There are 4 operator values that you can use when creating your filter:
- contains: The expression value must either contain or equal your value (non-case-sensitive).
- equals: Your expression must exactly equal the row value (case-sensitive for page and query dimensions).
- notContains: The row value must not contain your expression either as a substring or a (non-case-sensitive) complete match.
- notEquals: Your expression must not exactly equal the row value (case-sensitive for page and query dimensions).
The value for the filter to match or exclude, depending on the operator.
For page and query dimensions this can be any string, for example any page URL or any keyword used to find your website on Google Search.
For country dimension you must use 3-letter country code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3).
For device dimension you must use one of the 3 supported values: DESKTOP, MOBILE, TABLET.
You can also use several expression values in your filter. But keep in mind that only 'AND' is supported and not 'OR'. For example, if I was to filter out branded keywords for whatagraph.com, I could use the following filter:
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