Support » Plugin: Site Kit by Google » Now Ready For Primetime! Review Edited

  • EDIT – Much improved over initial launch – Liking Site Kit much better!
    #1 Updates don’t call for re-authentication!
    – This was a pain, but appears to be resolved. I am no longer having to re-authenticate every time there is an update of Site Kit. As my clients like to log in and see the stats, this fix is huge.

    #2 Authentication appears far more stable.
    – All the services I have authenticated for client sites resolve to the 15 client and 5 personal websites I have installed Site Kit on. No more lagging or lack of data.

    In summary, this plugin is now highly functional and a real time saver. My focus on the organic SEO performance of client sites and the Site Kit dashboard does help save time. With several different SEO plugins installed across the sites, convenient access to the data as Site Kit provides, is helping me have measurable improvements to organic SEO faster.

    Initial 1 star review text below…

    From a professional standpoint, this plugin is hit and miss which adds up to one star as a waste of time. I have installed this in ten websites on four different hosts including Inmotion, WPEngine, GoDaddy, and A2Hosting.

    In the case of one host, where five websites are hosted identically, some websites showed data immediately, some show partial, (waiting on analytics), and some show no data after 96 hours. Other hosts with bare-bones installs of Site Kit, done after reading a page of known conflicts, it is still a sketch mess of partial data, “re-authorization requests”, or data that doesn’t match the Search Console itself.

    I can’t imagine Google getting outdone by “Joe in his basement”, but that appears to be the case right now.

    For the time being, I am sticking with directly accessing the console because this plugin wastes more time versus logging in directly to the various products it is suppose to incorporate into the back end of a WordPress website.

    This might not be your experience. I have two of ten sites that are functional, 20% success equals 100% fail when you are wasting client’s time.

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by Wudman. Reason: Site Kit fixed/updated a lot of initial issues!
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  • Plugin Support Renee Johnson


    @wudman I’m sorry about the issues you experienced. While your report helped us discover a solution to the repeat re-authorization, we were not aware of the problem regarding partial or incorrect data displaying. We would gladly appreciate the opportunity to help troubleshoot this with you. Feel free to open a new topic.

    Ms. Johnson,
    Massive improvements in Site Kit with the recent updates. It now is working much better and is much closer to the tool I expect it to be.

    Thank you for the note suggesting my previous review made a difference. WordPress is a community as well as a tool that supports my economy. Good n

    I do have one minor suggestion in regards to the alert banner that shares traffic improvements. This banner would be more useful if…
    #1 It stated the period to which the traffic increase is compared to.
    #2 There was an option to configure traffic comparison “congratulation alerts” to a periods such as “a year ago”, “last thirty days”, or “last week”.


    Plugin Support Renee Johnson


    @wudman your feedback means so much to us! The team has worked really hard to smooth out the initial bumps and we’re truly lucky to have community members like you to give us helpful input. I’ll also circle your current feedback to the team as well. All the best @wudman! We look forward to making Site Kit even better for you and your business.

    Plugin Support Renee Johnson


    @wudman just a quick follow up that the team has been looking into ways to improve the banner and that we have added your suggestions to the task on our Github Repository. Please feel free to follow the progress. Thanks again!

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