The New Google Search Console Finally Moves Out of Beta

Serina Fignole - September 17, 2018

On September 4, Google moved its new Search Console, which was released at the beginning of 2018, out of beta. While the new Search Console was in beta, Google has been listening to user’s feedback and adding new features, such as a URL Inspection Tool, and migrating key reports and features.

The new Search Console aims to give users a more accurate view of their website content using the Index Coverage report and allow them to:

  • Review Search Analytics data going back 16 months in the Performance report
  • View information on links pointing to their website and within their website using the Links report
  • Get automatic alerts and see a list of pages affected by Crawling, Indexing, AMP, Mobile Usability, Recipes, or Job posting issues
  • Share information quickly with people in their organization
  • And more!

In addition to new reports and features released in the new Search Console over the past few months, Google has added Manual Actions reports and a “Test Live” capability to the recently launched URL inspection tool to the platform.

Manual Actions Reports

By activating manual actions alerts in the new Google Search Console, users will never miss any critical alerts for their website because manual actions and security issues will be shown on the Overview page. From there, users are able to view the details for any pending Manual Action and, if needed, file a reconsideration request.

URL Inspection – “Test Live” Feature

The URL inspection tool launched a few months ago enables users to run the inspection on the live version of a page. This is useful for debugging and fixing issues in a page or confirming whether a reported issue still exists in a page. Once the issue is fixed on the live version of the page, you can ask Google to re-crawl and index the page again.

If you have any questions about the new Google Search Console, please reach out to the experts at MoreVisibility for assistance.

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