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Google Search Console Made a Change to Data Calculations as of August 19 by @MattGSouthern

Google recently informed site owners that changes were made to the way Search Console tracks certain sets of query data. In a series of tweets, Google explains the details behind the changes that were made on August 19. “We recently (Aug 19) made some changes in the way Search Analytics / Search Performance calculates total […]

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New Google Search Console Adds a Streamlined ‘Links Report’ by @MattGSouthern

Google continues bringing classic features to the new Search Console, recently adding a Links Report that combines two popular reports. Links Report One of the defining characteristics of the new version of Google Search Console is streamlined reports. Related reports which would previously exist in their own sections are being combined into one. That makes […]

Google Search Console Notifying Users About HTTPS Migration Errors by @MattGSouthern

Google Search Console is sending notifications to site owners about errors identified in recent HTTP to HTTPS migrations. Specifically, the notification alerts site owners about pages that are no longer showing up in Google search because they cannot be found. The Search Console notification reads: “Google systems identified that you recently migrated your site from […]

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Google Improves Accuracy of Search Console Index Coverage Report by @MattGSouthern

Google has improved the accuracy of the Index Coverage report generated by Google Search Console. According to Google’s Search Console help documentation, the Index Coverage report began switching to a more accurate system on July 14 and fully switched over at the beginning of August. “The Index Coverage report switched to a new, more accurate […]

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Google Search Console Now Shows Data About Web Light Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google Search Console has begun showing site owners how often Web Light search results are served to users. This data can be found in the “search appearance” report in Google Search Console, where users will now see a filter for Web Light results. We just updated Search Console’s new Performance report to include filters for […]

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Google Fools SEOs With Fake Recrawl Feature in Search Console by @MattGSouthern

Don’t be fooled by Google’s clever April Fools’ joke, disguised as a new Search Console feature. Over the weekend Google announced on Twitter that a new “Recrawl” button had been added to Search Console. Technically, that was true. However, if you were to actually test the button, you’d quickly find out Google just punked the […]

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Google Explains Why the New Search Console Has Missing Data by @MattGSouthern

A recently published Google help document explains why reports are missing in the new Search Console. There are two fairly straightforward reasons for the missing data. 1. It Hasn’t Been Migrated Yet The first and most likely reason why some reports are missing from the new search console is that Google simply hasn’t migrated them […]