Useful Google Search Console Regex (Re2) That I Use Every Day

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Author: Mike Ciffone

Published: 12.27.2021 / Updated: 12.27.2021

Without regex, finding what you want in the performance tab is a chore. Most of the time, we are checking to see differences in impressions, average position, or clicks for specific pages or keywords. Here’s an easy to remember list of commands that will help you filter out the noise and get the insights you care about faster.

    
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# Running List as of 04/16/2021
# Uses Re2 so PCRE-style backreferences and look-around assertions are not supported
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# Refrence:
# https://github.com/google/re2/blob/master/doc/syntax.txt
# https://search.google.com/search-console
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# Matches URL slug
^[foo]+(?:-[bar]+)*$

# All urls within /page 
(http|https):\/\/www.example.com\/page\/.*

# All urls between a certain slug and ending
(http|https):\/\/www.example.com\/slug\/[^\/]+\/page

# Matches all queries containing a specific term (all work)
\b(\w*foo\w*)\b
\b(\w*foo\sbar\w*)\b
^hello\sworld$

# Matches all queries containing "blue shoe" or "blue shoes"
(\W|^)blue\s{0,3}shoe(s){0,1}(\W|$) //works

# Matches all queries that contain "Ciffone" or "Ciffone Digital"
^.*(ciffone|ciffone digital).*$

# Match Word or Phrase in a List
(?i)(\W|^)(foo|bar|foo\sbar)(\W|$)
    

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