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Google Search Console URL Parameters Tool May Change

Google’s John Mueller hinted on Twitter that the URL parameter tool that was added to Google Search Console in 2009 may not be 100% ported to the new Google Search Console. He said Google may make the tool evolve versus make it a 1 to 1 switch over. When John was asked about the tool […]

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De-indexing bug hits Google Search Console reports, tools

Don’t trust the Google Search Console coverage and enhancement reports, nor the URL inspection tool until Google fixes ongoing indexing bugs. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Google Search Console Performance Report AMP Stories Search Appearance Filter

The same day Google launched the new Discover performance report in Google Search Console, Google announced they also now let you see your AMP Stories traffic. I have not seen any examples of AMP Stories showing up in these reports, so I cannot share any real screen shots but Google did announce it on Twitter. […]

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Google Search Console Performance Report Discover Feed Data

Google Discover, formerly the Google feed, is a great source of traffic for many web sites. But there is no real good way to see in Google Search Console or Google Analytics how people are finding your web site via Google Discover. Well, that looks like it may change soon. Eoghan O’Sullivan posted on Twitter […]

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Google Search Console Enhancement Reports Data Change

Google posted on the data anomalies page for the Search Console tool that “for most enhancement reports, data is now being collected from more pages than previously reported. Because of this, you might see an increase in issues and affected items/pages on these reports.” Starting on around April 3rd, today, but the reports are currently […]

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Google: Links Not Shown In Search Console Are Generally Irrelevant

Google’s John Mueller was answering questions around an old topic of Google showing only a sample of links in the link report in Google Search Console at Reddit. He said that generally if the links are not shown in the tool then they are “pretty irrelevant overall.” He did add a caveat to that saying […]

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Very Few Features Left In The Old Google Search Console

The old Google Search Console seems to be holding on for dear life right now. There are only a handful of features left in the tool that remain, including Data Highlighter, International Targeting, Remove URLs, Crawl Stats, robots.txt Tester and URL Parameters. The rest are gone and replaced or mostly replaced in the new Google […]

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End Of March: Property Sets No Longer Supported In Google Search Console

This should come as no surprise as we covered it here a couple times already but this morning, Google emailed those using property sets in Google Search Console that it is going away by the end of March. Google is shutting it down and may replace it with something else at some point in time. […]

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Using Google Search Console to manage ‘search enhancement’ validation errors and employing the API

In this wrap-up of our series on Google Search Console, get tips on the most productive uses of the GSC API. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Managing Sitemap XML with Google Search Console

What to look for in Search Console indexing reports, plus learn why and how to create a dynamic Sitemap file. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Google: Development/Test Sites Can Be Added To Google Search Console

Google’s John Mueller said it is okay to add your test or development site to Google Search Console, even if it is noindexed and disallowed by search engines. There are still some useful tools you can run on your site before you launch it that may help you. This was a question posed to John […]

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