Google is constantly updating Search Console. Started as Google webmaster with just four reports more than a decade ago, Google Search Console now contains more than two dozen reports and tools covering AMP, structured data, and live testing tools.
It helps to improve your site’s performance on Google Search.
Now, Google’s John Mueller released more details about the upcoming release of the Google Search Console revamp. Though they did not declare any date, but new Google Search Console will make things easier and more actionable for webmasters.
- More actionable insights – Google will now group the identified issues by what we suspect is the common “root-cause” to help you find where you should fix your code. Google organize these issues into tasks that have a state (like bug tracking systems) so you can easily see whether the issue is still open, whether Google has detected your fix, and track the progress of re-processing the affected pages.
- Better support of your organizational workflow – As Google talked to many organizations, we’ve learned that multiple people are typically involved in implementing, diagnosing, and fixing issues. Therefore, Google is introducing sharing functionality that allows you to pick-up an action item and share it with other people in your group, like developers who will get references to the code in question.
- Faster feedback loops between you and Google – Google has built a mechanism to allow you to iterate quickly on your fixes, and not waste time waiting for Google to recrawl your site. Only to tell you later that it’s not fixed yet. Rather, Google will provide on-the-spot testing of fixes and are automatically speeding up crawling once we see things are ok. Similarly, the testing tools will include code snippets and a search preview – so you can quickly see where your issues are, confirm you’ve fixed them, and see how the pages will look on Search.
Google will be releasing two BETA features from the new Search Console to a small set of users — Index Coverage report and AMP fixing flow.
Index Coverage report
The new Index Coverage report shows the count of indexed pages, information about why some pages could not be indexed, along with example pages and tips on how to fix indexing issues. It also enables a simple sitemap submission flow, and the capability to filter all Index Coverage data to any of the submitted sitemaps.
Here’s a peek of our new Index Coverage report:
The new AMP fixing experience starts with the AMP Issues report. This report shows the current AMP issues affecting your site, grouped by the underlying error. Drill down into an issue to get more details, including sample affected pages. After you fix the underlying issue, click a button to verify your fix, and have Google recrawl the pages affected by that issue. Google will notify you of the progress of the recrawl, and will update the report as your fixes are validated.
These reports will roll out to a small set of beta users in the “next few weeks” Google said.