Google launched a beta version of the new Search Console at the beginning of this year. Since then, they have added a lot of features to it and it’s now out of Beta. Here’s a list of features you need to know.
- Index coverage report that shows a precise view of your website content.
- Access to 16 months of search analytics data.
- Links report to view all the links pointing to your site.
- URL inspection tool to get information about the indexed version of a specific page.
Automatic alerts and other fixes
- Get automatic alerts. Also, you will now be able to see the pages affected by indexing, AMP, crawling or other issues.
- Now you can see the HTML code (If any fix is required) directly from the reports.
- A more convenient way to share information within your organization to quickly fix any issue.
- After fixing an issue, notify the Google and they will review your page and get back to you. Here’s how you can file a reconsideration request.
- Manual action report has gotten a new look and it also shows any manual action that is pending.
Simplified account settings management
- Now you can submit sitemaps and help Google better understand your site structure.
- You can submit the URLs of individual pages.
- You can now effortlessly add a new site to your account & manage users with ease.
Be informed that not every feature is available in the new search console. Here’s what Google has to say:
“While the old Search Console still has some features that are not yet available in the new one, we believe that the most common use cases are supported, in an improved way, in the new Search Console. When an equivalent feature exists in both old and new Search Console, our messages will point users to the new version. We’ll also add a reminder link in the old report. After a reasonable period, we will remove the old report.”
If you are having a problem migrating to the new search console, head straight to their help center.