This morning I logged in and what a surprise! The dashboard format has been enhanced and it now displays change percentages (vs. previous period) for all key metrics that are available. And because change values are displayed in appropriate colours (red if going down, green if going up), it gives a visual clue for what to look at. You can quickly see what keywords significantly changed - whether in term of impressions (increasing customer interest?), clicks, clickthrough rate (CTR) or average position (do your SEO efforts are paying?). In the screenshot below, I can see that impressions for one of the keywords went up by 174% and clicks by 212% - knowing there is a lot of promotion at the moment around this product, it is an encouraging indication of increasing interest.
Really cool! Great work Google! If you have not yet checked your Google Webmaster tools account, do it know. It worth it! :-)
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- "A SEO KPI: Organic Clickthrough Rate" (May 2010)