Google Reveals What The Next Google Search Console Will Be
Google confirms that it is working on the beta version of the new Google Search Console, and at the same time shares details about the new reports included in this upcoming release.
The Search Console ( formerly Google Webmaster Tools ) was initially launched with only 4 reports, more than 10 years ago.
Today, the product includes more than two dozen reports and tools covering AMP, structured data , and live test tools, all designed to help improve your site’s performance on Google Search. Now, Google decides to embark on a vast overhaul of the Search Console to better serve webmasters. That is why he hopes that this redesign will bring you:
More actionable data: Google Search Console will now group the questions identified by what it suspects is a common cause to help you find where you should fix your code.
Better Support for Your Organizational Workflow: Google says having learned that several people are usually involved in implementing, diagnosing and fixing problems.
That’s why it introduces the sharing feature that allows you to retrieve an action item and share it with other people in your group, such as developers, who will get references to the code in question.
Faster exchanges between you and Google: Google sets up a mechanism to allow you to iterate quickly on your corrections so as not to waste too much time waiting for Google to re-explore your site.
Especially not to have to tell you later that your problem is not solved.
Instead, it will now provide webmasters with on-the-spot patch testing that will allow them to speed up automatically lifting sanctions once it sees that things are OK.
Likewise, test tools will include code snippets and a search preview so you can quickly see where your problems are, confirm that you’ve fixed them, and see what your pages look like on Google Search.
In the coming weeks, Google will launch 2 new Beta features in the future Search Console for a select group of Webmasters: Index Coverage report and AMP fixing flow.
The Index Coverage report
The new Index Coverage report will display the number of pages indexed, information on why some pages could not be indexed, and sample pages and tips on how to How to correct indexing problems. This report will also facilitate and simplify the submission of XML sitemaps, and offer the ability to filter all indexing coverage data to one of the submitted sitemaps. Here’s an overview of the new Index Coverage report:
The new AMP fixing flow report
The new AMP fixing or repair experience begins with the AMP error report.
This report discusses the current AMP issues affecting your site, grouped by underlying error. You can go further by clicking on a mentioned problem to get more details, including a sample of the relevant pages.
After you fix the underlying issue, click a button to check your patch, and Google will re-examine the pages affected by this issue.
Google will notify you of the progress of the review and update the report to let you know if your corrections are validated.