How to create a Google API key

Google PageSpeed Insights 

Here are Google’s own instructions for creating a key 
developers.google.com/speed/docs/insights/v4/first-app#APIKey or you can continue reading below for more detailed instructions with screenshots.

How to get an API key

You have to have a Google account.

  1. Navigate to https://code.google.com/apis/console and log in,
  2. Click the “Create Project” button or choose the existing project to generate the key from.
  3. Navigate to the API library console.developers.google.com/apis/library
  4. Use the search box to locate the PageSpeed Insights API and click it to continue.
  5. Enable the key

  6. Navigate to Credentials and click to create an API key or use an existing one if you have already set one up previously.
  7. Take the API key from your Google accountRecommended: You should restrict the key. This means you limit which websites (domains) you can use it.
  8. Paste this API Key into the Settings page and remember to enable the feature.
  9. Check in on the SEO Audit page. Remember to allow the plugin a little time to collect information and present details.
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