Google Search Console News & Insights
Have you seen the new tab in Google Search Console titled Security Issues? If not, check it out! Google will now warn you if they see anything harmful on your website.
Search Engine Journal reported, "Within this tab, Search Console will notify webmasters about anything on their site that prompts Google Chrome to display a warning to visitors."
Possible issues include hacks, malware, harmful downloads, and more.
If yours says, "No issues detected, " you're all set!
Google Search Console to Alert Users About Site Hacks and Malware - Search Engine Journal
It's official - not every feature from the old search console will make it over to the new search console. Search Engine Roundtable reported, "John [Mueller] listed one example, the crawl errors section will be going away because it is not useful. Google also might do away with reports that third-party tools have and are redundant to what Google offers." Click the link to see the video of the webmaster hangout where Mueller discusses what the Search Console team is currently working in. What features do you definitely want to see in the new version?
Google To Discontinue Some Old Search Console Features
Google Search Console is changing this week. SEO Roundtable reported, "Google has posted the date of December 13, 2018 as the date they will be removing some of the old Google Search Console reports. The reports are already replaced by similar reports in the new Google Search Console." On the list of things that will be changed is Search Analytics, Links to Your Site, Internal Links, Manual Actions, Mobile Usability, and Index Status. We will report back when the changes are made and continue to keep you updated!
Google Shutting Down Many Old Search Console Reports December 13th
Google has posted an update about search analytics. In Google Search Console it now says, "Important: This report will soon be replaced by the new Performance Report . Please update your links to point to the new report." What does this mean? According to John Mueller, there will be a replacement report and it will contain all of the information you've been using already, presumably just in a different format. There is no official release date yet, but we will let you know when the changes happen!
Google Search Console To Replace Search Analytics With Performance Report
Google recently added some new features to its search console. Search Engine Roundtable reported, "Google has added to the Google Search Console performance reports a filter under the 'search appearance' filter for both event listings and event details. This is a new filter to help you see how well your event markup is performing in search." For now, this feature is only available in three countries - the US, UK, and India. If your business is heavily involved in events, this feature could definitely be useful! Click the link to learn more or go check it out in Google Search Console.
Google Search Console Performance Reports Adds Event Listings & Detail Filters
What's in the new version of Google Search Console? Three new features! The mobile usability report can now be used in the new version. Search Engine Land reported you are also able to, "Manage users and permissions directly in the new Google Search Console. Previously, you were only able to do this within the old version." Finally, you can also validate ownership and add sites in this new version, not just the old one. Time to give it a try!