Monica Piccininno Director of Operations

New version of Google Search Console

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!

New Google Search Console adds mobile usability report, manage users & adds site features

Google just announced that the new Google Search Console now has three new features that it did not have the other day.

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Monica PiccininnoDirector of Operations

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
Google added a ‘Security Issues’ tab in Search Console that will report on harmful activities like site hacks and malware.Possible security issues may include: Hacks Malware Harmful downloads Uncommon downloads Deceptive pages Unclear mobile billing Search Console will also provide [...]
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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? 

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Google's John Mueller confirmed this morning in a webmaster hangout at the 1:09 mark into the video that Google does plan to close down, discontinue, not port, every single feature from the old Search Console to the new Search Console.This [...]
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Monica PiccininnoDirector of Operations

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 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.Here is what the [...]
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