Google has rolled out several visual updates to Search Console that are designed to provide more context to data included in the reports.
The visual updates include:
- Annotation cards: Hover over bullet points in the error report to learn more about the issue detected on that particular date.
- Difference column: See how data has changed over a period of time
- Filter/Compare: Redesigned with a new look and pre-populated values
- Overall improvements to the date picker and comparison view.
Google announced the news on Twitter, where it also published a short video demonstrating the new annotation cards.
It would appear that issues can be detected and resolved from the same card. Just click on the “View issue” link and there will be a button that will allow you to validate that the issue has been fixed.
You’ll also notice that if more than one issue was detected on the same date you can view them in the same card using the arrow buttons. This is all shown in the video below.
Check out some visual updates in the New Search Console:
📈Filter/compare have a new look & pre-populated values
📅Improvements to date picker & comparison view
Tell us what you think about these updates by using “Send Feedback” button! pic.twitter.com/dErqMkbPSx
— Google Webmasters (@googlewmc) March 19, 2018