Overview of the new Search Console beta (Google Webmaster Tools)

 Google announced that the new Search Console version is betaThe Webmaster Tools Control Panel, which was released a few months ago to select users, will now be available to everyone.

The new Webmaster Tools Dashboard will be rolled out gradually, and webmasters will be notified individually when they receive access.

The beta version of Google Search Console is still in beta, along with the old version . Users can switch between them in the navigation menu.

Since this new feature is constantly in demand, site owners should be happy to know that the public beta contains the same data that was available in the 16-month private beta.

In addition to more data within the Search Performance Report (formerly the Search Analytics Report), the new Webmaster Tools dashboard has been completely recreated. It has been designed with a renewed focus on helping webmasters identify and fix outstanding issues.

With updated index coverage, AMP status, and performance reports, website owners will be guided through a streamlined process to improve their website's presence in search results.

This new design has a limited number of features for now. You can continue to use the old Search Console version reports until equivalent features are made available in the new version.

Homepage in the new Search Console beta

Search Console Version, Overview of the New Search Console Beta (Google Webmaster Tools)

The homepage in the new Search Console version displays a graph of your performance as measured by the total clicks on your site. It also displays a table containing the key metrics for your site, such as index, AMP, and structured data coverage. You can click to see details about any of these values ​​or start troubleshooting any issues you encounter.

Index coverage status report in the new Search Console beta

Search Console Version, Overview of the New Search Console Beta (Google Webmaster Tools)

You can use this report to see which of your pages have been indexed, and how to fix pages that haven't been indexed.

Each bar in the graph represents the total number of URLs in a specific state (valid, false, and so on) as given in Google.

You should typically see a gradual increase in the number of valid pages indexed as your site grows.

If you're seeing a high number of indexing errors, it could be a template change that's returning a new error, and you might have submitted a sitemap with URLs that were blocked from crawling (eg using robots.txt or noindex, or by requiring a login requirement).

When you notice a decrease in the total number of indexed pages without the corresponding errors, it may mean that you are blocking access to your existing pages (via robots.txt, noindex, or authentication request). If this is not the problem, you can look at the excluded causes in order of the number of affected pages to see what might be causing the drop.

If there are too many pages that are not indexed and you think they should be indexed, you can look at the excluded URLs for an inference. You may be using robot.txt or noindex with a large number of your pages.

AMP Status Report in the new Search Console beta

Search Console Version, Overview of the New Search Console Beta (Google Webmaster Tools)

You can use this report to fix errors that prevent AMP pages from appearing in Google search results with AMP-specific features.

The top-level view shows all AMP pages with issues that Google has detected on your site, broken down by issue. You can click on a specific issue to see details of the issue, including a sample list of pages affected by that issue, information on how to fix it, and a process for notifying Google about solutions.

To see graphs showing the impact of problems and solutions, go to the Status page.

Zero AMP errors on your site (warnings are considered suggestions, not errors, see understanding of warnings below). Otherwise, see Prioritize and Provide a Fix for Problems.

The total number of AMP pages on the report (valid pages + warnings + errors) must equal the number of AMP pages on your site. Otherwise, see missing AMP pages.

Sitemaps report in the new Search Console beta

Search Console Version, Overview of the New Search Console Beta (Google Webmaster Tools)

You can use the Sitemaps report to see which sitemaps have been processed for your site, find out any processing errors, or submit a new sitemap for your site. The new Search Console encourages the use of sitemaps to help Google find the right content on your site, and to improve content tracking and error reporting.

conclusion

I think thanks to these recent improvements, Google Webmaster Tools has cemented itself as a very important tool in your online business, not just for SEO purposes, but for the health of your website as a whole.

If you (or your web designer) do not use any manipulations or Black Hat SEO strategies, if you are serious about your website.

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