Search Console

  • 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…

    Google Webmaster Central Blog- 19 readers -
  • 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…

    Google Webmaster Central Blog- 16 readers -
  • Using AMP? Try our new webpage tester

    … Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is a great way to make content on your website accessible in an extremely fast way. To help ensure that your AMP implementation is working as expected , Search Console now has an enhanced AMP testing tool. This testing tool is mobile-friendly and uses Google's live web-search infrastructure to analyze the AMP page…

    Google Webmaster Central Blog- 12 readers -
  • How can Google Search Console help you AMPlify your site?

    … up for Search Console for your AMP pages to be included in Google Search results, but doing so can help you understand which of your AMP pages are eligible to show in search results. To get started with Search Console, create a free account or sign in here and validate the ownership of your sites. Once you have your site set up on Search Console…

    Google Webmaster Central Blogin Google How To's- 13 readers -
  • A reminder about widget links

    …. However, some widgets add links to a site that a webmaster did not editorially place and contain anchor text that the webmaster does not control. Because these links are not naturally placed, they're considered a violation of Google Webmaster Guidelines. Below you can find the examples of widgets which contain links that violate Google Webmaster…

    Google Webmaster Central Blog- 11 readers -
  • Five common website redesign and rebranding mistakes to avoid

    …, get a landing page on it and make it crawable for Google. Setup Search Console for all of the domains & different variations, for example: example.com, www.example.com, https://www.example.com, https://example.com. 2) Removing sections/categories off the website It is so important you have a clear structure of the new website early…

    Search Engine Watch- 13 readers -
  • How to improve your CTR using Google Search Console

    …, this can also be attributed to wealth of other factors – seasonal changes in traffic, algorithm fluctuations, general site health. This is far from an exact science, but what my intention is here is to show you that using Search Console you can clearly see which of your posts are doing well in terms of visibility but poor for click-through, and that by sticking to a few basic SEO techniques, you can make a difference. …

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watch- 26 readers -
  • 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…

    Google Webmaster Central Blog- 11 readers -
  • Tie your sites together with property sets in Search Console

    … Mobile app, mobile website, desktop website -- how do you track their combined visibility in search? Until now, you've had to track all of these statistics separately. Search Console is introducing the concept of "property sets," which let you combine multiple properties (both apps and sites) into a single group to monitor the overall clicks…

    Google Webmaster Central Blog- 14 readers -
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