Google Search Console

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Google Search Console
Type of site
Webmaster tools
OwnerGoogle
URLsearch.google.com/search-console
Commercialyes

Google Search Console is a web service by

webmasters to check indexing status, search queries, crawling errors and optimize visibility of their websites.[1]

Until 20 May 2015, the service was called Google Webmaster Tools.[2] In January 2018, Google introduced a new version of the search console, with changes to the user interface. In September of 2019, old Search Console reports, including the home and dashboard pages, were removed.[3]

Features

The service includes tools that let webmasters

  • Monitor website's performance in Google search results. [4]
  • Submit and check a
    sitemap.[5]
  • Check the crawl rate, and view statistics about when Googlebot accesses a particular site.[citation needed]
  • Write and check a robots.txt file to help discover pages that are blocked in robots.txt accidentally.[6]
  • List internal and external pages that link to the website.
  • Get a list of links which Googlebot had difficulty in crawling, including the error that Googlebot received when accessing the URLs in question.
  • Set a preferred domain (e.g. prefer example.com over www.example.com or vice versa), which determines how the site URL is displayed in SERPs.
  • Highlight to Google Search elements of structured data which are used to enrich search hit entries (released in December 2012 as Google Data Highlighter).[7]
  • View site speed reports from the Chrome User Experience Report.
  • Receive notifications from Google for manual penalties.[8][9]
  • Provide access to an API to add, change and delete listings and list crawl errors.[10]
  • Check the security issues if there are any with the website. (Hacked Site or Malware Attacks)
  • Add or remove the property owners and associates of the web property.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Linking Google Analytics to Webmaster Tools". Google Developers. Retrieved 2021-04-08.
  2. ^ "Announcing Google Search Console - the new Webmaster Tools". Retrieved 2015-05-21.
  3. ^ "Saying goodbye to the old Search Console". Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  4. ^ Bhowmik, Saptashi (2023-03-07). "Learn How Google Search Console Can Be the Master of Your SEO".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "SEO Starter Guide: The Basics | Google Search Central". Google Developers. Retrieved 2021-04-08.
  6. ^ "How To Use Search Console | Google Search Central". Google Developers. Retrieved 2021-04-08.
  7. ^ Boudreaux, Ryan (2013-06-18). "How to use Google Data Highlighter, part 1". TechRepublic. Retrieved 2015-09-04.
  8. ^ DeMers, Jayson. "3 Steps to Take When You Suspect an Algorithmic Penalty From Google". searchenginejournal.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  9. ^ Cutts, Matt. "View manual webspam actions in Webmaster Tools". Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Webmaster Tools API | Google Developers". Google Developers. Retrieved 2015-06-02.

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