5 New Features Coming to Google Search Console (and 7 That Are Getting Removed)


Google introduced a sequence of updates are coming to Search Console within the subsequent couple of months.

Along with these updates, Google has additionally made a “hard decision” to drop some legacy options in Search Console.

Here’s an outline of all of the adjustments which can be on the way in which.

New Features in Search Console

Google says the next new options might be totally applied in Search Console towards the top of March.

Crawl Errors in Index Coverage Report

In an effort to make the checklist of crawl errors in Search Console extra actionable, Google is shifting the main target towards points and patterns used for web site indexing.

With crawl errors being moved to the Index Coverage report, Google believes websites house owners might be ready to discover and repair points a lot quicker.

Sitemaps Data in Index Coverage Report

The Index Coverage report may also be the brand new house for sitemaps information. Google says this may make it simpler to deal with URLs that web site house owners care about.

Users might be ready to observe URLs submitted in sitemap information by deciding on and filtering information within the Index Coverage report.

Fetch as Google through the URL Inspection Tool

Site house owners can now use Search Console’s revamped URL inspection device to verify and evaluation URLs on their web site.

In addition to providing ‘Fetch as Google’ capabilities, the URL Inspection device exhibits data resembling HTTP headers, web page useful resource, and the JavaScript console log.

The device may also be used to submit mages for re-processing so as to get them up to date in search outcomes as quickly as doable.

User-management is Now in Settings

Search Console’s consumer administration interface has been merged with the Settings part. This replaces the user-management options within the previous Search Console.

Old Features Getting Removed

The following options are getting faraway from Search Console. Some are being changed, and a few are going away altogether.

  • Old Crawl Errors report: With crawl errors being included within the Index Coverage report, the previous report goes to be eliminated.
  • Crawl Errors API: Google is deprecating the crawl errors API, which was based mostly on the identical inside methods because the previous crawl errors report. There is not any alternative in the meanwhile.
  • HTML solutions: As Google’s algorithms have gotten higher at displaying and enhancing titles over time, Search Console will not present details about brief and duplicated titles.
  • Property Sets: This characteristic might be eliminated as a result of it’s solely being utilized by a small variety of customers. As a alternative, Google will quickly add the choice of managing a Search Console account over a whole area.
  • Android Apps: This characteristic might be eliminated as many of the related performance has been moved to the Firebase console.
  • Blocked Resources: This standalone part might be eliminated as blocked assets can now be discovered within the URL inspection device.
  • Structured Data reporting: Structured Data sorts that aren’t supported with Rich Results options won’t be reported in Search Console anymore.

Google welcomes suggestions in its assist boards concerning any of those adjustments.

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