Search Console

    • Introducing the new Search Console

      A few months ago we released a beta version of a new Search Console experience to a limited number of users. We are now starting to release this beta version to all users of Search Console, so that everyone can explore this simplified process of optimizing a website's presence on Google Search. The functionality will include Search performance, Index Coverage, AMP status, and ...

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  • Google Search Console: What the latest updates mean for marketers

    … with this new Google update. The second BETA feature is the AMP fixing flow. AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) is Google’s open source initiative to improve mobile page loading speeds by using a stripped-back version of HTML code. With the weight of one of the world’s biggest companies behind it, AMP has taken hold with an increasing number of industries…

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  • The new Search Console: a sneak peek at two experimental features

    … Search Console was initially launched with just four reports more than a decade ago. Today, the product includes more than two dozen reports and tools covering AMP, structured data, and live testing tools, all designed to help improve your site's performance on Google Search. Now we have decided to embark on an extensive redesign to better serve…

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  • Introducing the Mobile-Friendly Test API

    … With so many users on mobile devices, having a mobile-friendly web is important to us all. The Mobile-Friendly Test is a great way to check individual pages manually. We're happy to announce that this test is now available via API as well. The Mobile-Friendly Test API lets you test URLs using automated tools. For example, you could use…

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  • Enhancing property sets to cover more reports in Search Console

    … of the same website during a planned transition, such as when you move from HTTP to HTTPS, or change domains. With Search Console's property sets, you can now just add any verified properties to a set, let the data collect, and then check out features like the mobile usability report, review your AMP implementation, double-check rich cards…

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  • How can Google Search Console help you AMPlify your site?

    … If you have recently implemented Accelerated Mobile Pages on your site, it’s a great time to check which of your AMP pages Google has found and indexed by using Search Console. Search Console is a free service that helps you monitor and maintain your site's presence in Google Search, including any Accelerated Mobile Pages. You don't have to sign…

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  • A reminder about widget links

    … Guidelines: Google's webspam team may take manual actions on unnatural links. When a manual action is taken, Google will notify the site owners through Search Console. If you receive such a warning for unnatural links to your site and you use links in widgets to promote your site, we recommend resolving these issues and requesting reconsideration…

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  • More Safe Browsing Help for Webmasters

    … and Google employees are available to help. For more information about Safe Browsing’s ongoing work to shine light on the state of web security and encourage safer web security practices, check out our summary of trends and findings on the Safe Browsing Transparency Report. If you’re interested in the tools Google provides for webmasters and developers dealing with hacked sites, this video provides a great overview. Posted by Kelly Hope Harrington, Safe Browsing Team …

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  • Five common website redesign and rebranding mistakes to avoid

    …: Behaviour > Site Content > Landing Pages If you get the average sessions and users over 12 months for the section you are going to remove, then subtract this figure from the previous benchmarking figures, you can then forecast organic traffic figures when launching. 3) Messing up redirects Once you have a clear view of how the new website…

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  • How to improve your CTR using Google Search Console

    … Last month I wrote a comprehensive guide on how to use Google Search Console, covering every aspect of what is essentially a giant toolshed full of useful stuff for all webmasters to use. It was exhaustive, and probably exhausting. Don’t read the whole thing in one sitting, just dip in and out when you come across something you’re unsure about…

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  • Search at I/O 16 Recap: Eight things you don't want to miss

    … & AMP sandbox. 5: A new and improved Structured Data Testing Tool We updated the popular Structured Data Testing tool. The tool is now tightly integrated with the DevSite Search Gallery and the new Search Preview service, which lets you preview how your rich cards will look on the search results page. 6: App Indexing got a new home (and new…

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