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.

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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…

    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…

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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…

    Google Webmaster Central Blogin Google How To's- 11 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…

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  • 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…

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  • How to improve your CTR using Google Search Console

    … you where to improve. The first thing you need to be aware of is this… You can see all the search queries that bring traffic to your site in Search Console. Yeah it was a massive pain when Google encrypted your search terms Google Analytics and replaced them with the ambiguous (not provided) but at least you can still find them here… Just go…

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watch- 15 readers -
  • Search at I/O 16 Recap: Eight things you don't want to miss

    … the Search happenings at I/O. 1: Introducing rich cards We announced rich cards, a new Search result format building on rich snippets, that uses schema.org markup to display content in an even more engaging and visual format. Rich cards are available in English for recipes and movies and we’re excited to roll out for more content categories soon…

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  • 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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