Google Analytics 4 is the latest iteration of Google Analytics, and whether you like it or not, it will be your go-to for organic SEO user data next year.
It has more connectivity than Universal Analytics, so it’s a good idea to get everything working together.
You’ll probably report on both of these things separately, so it’s a good idea to get them working together and take advantage of Google’s machine learning and integration.
There are numerous ways linking this data can help your site. You can isolate lower ranking pages with high engagement or identify the search queries going to certain pages. This is close to getting that keyword data back which was removed from Google Analytics a few years ago.
Even if you don’t need it right now, it’s a good idea to get this data working, so it’s there when you do need it.
Firstly, you need to make sure that you have the right permissions and the email address used for one account matches the other – you will need full permissions on both. If you run into issues through this process, it will invariably be due to lack of permissions somewhere.
Now you should see the “LINK CREATED” notification.
The Search Console report should be under the reporting section.
And that’s it! You’ve now linked your GSC and GA4 accounts and you’ll be able to see the queries, landing pages and other GSC data.