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- 16 readers -
  • Enhancing property sets to cover more reports in Search Console

    … Since initially announcing property sets earlier this year, one of the most popular requests has been to expand this functionality to more sections of Search Console. Thanks to your feedback, we're now expanding property sets to more features! Property sets help to show how your business is seen by Google across separate websites or apps…

    Google Webmaster Central Blog- 13 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- 10 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- 12 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

    … a website retains the keyword rankings and organic traffic you have built up in the past. Using the SearchMetrics compare tool, you can see over time how successful a redesign or rebrand is, an example of a poorly executed domain switch, would look like this: (brand name excluded, as I don’t want to name & shame!) This is not what you want…

    Search Engine Watch- 12 readers -
  • 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…

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watch- 19 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- 10 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- 13 readers -
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