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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 […]

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New Google Search Console Reports Have More Filtering Options by @MattGSouthern

Google’s new Search Console experience has some advanced filtering options that weren’t previously available when the public beta launched earlier this week. One of the most notable changes to the new Search Console is that reports now contain 16 months of data. Along with access to all this new data there are now new ways […]

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New Google Search Console Now Available: More Data, More Features by @MattGSouthern

Google has announced that a beta version of the new Search Console, released a few months ago to select users, will now be available to everyone. The new Search Console will be rolled out gradually, and webmasters will be individually notified when they receive access. Still in beta, the new Search Console will live side […]

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Google Search Console to Explain Why Pages Aren’t Getting Indexed by @MattGSouthern

Google is preparing to roll out updates to Search Console, one of which is an “Index Coverage” report that explains why certain pages may not be getting indexed. Search Console as we know it today already reports on indexed pages in the ‘Index Status’ report. The Index Coverage report goes a step further by identifying […]

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Google Uses ccTLDs and Search Console Settings to Geotarget Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google recently revealed how it currently geotargets search rankings to users in different locations around the world. John Mueller, a Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, stated: “For geotargeting we use mostly the ccTLD or search console setting, so place the server where it works best for you.” In years past, Google would look at the location […]

3 Tools That Make Your Search Console Data Even More Valuable by @gincollette

The Search Analytics section of Google’s Search Console gives you Google’s view on your website’s keyword performance. You get to see essential SEO data on impressions, clicks, and CTR at both the query and page level. However, there are still three big limitations: It’s hard to see and navigate between pages and queries. Your pages often rank for more […]