The new Google Search Console is out! Since the beginning of this year, more and more users have gotten the pleasure of the new functionalities in Google Search Console. After you get used to the totally new interface, you see all the cool stuff it has to offer. One of those awesome features is the 16 months of data in the Search Analytics report. Curious about where you can find this bunch of data? Well, read on then. 16 months of Search Analytics data, where? The new Google Search Console dashboard looks completely different and uses other words than the ‘old’ Google Search Console does. So first, let’s find out where you can find your precious 16 months of data. You need to go to the performance dashboard, which used to be Search Analytics. When you get there, you’ll see a cool bunch of stuff already. Like total clicks, impressions, Click Through Rate and your average position. And there are filter types possible, at the top of the … [Read more...] about Annelieke’s Analytics: 16 months of Google Search Console data • Yoast
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There are some savvy SEOs and webmasters that are noticing a possible bug with the Search Analytics/Performance reports in Google Search Console. This is specifically when you use the page filter option, the numbers significantly drop both in the Google Search Console interface and within the Search Console API.John Mueller from Google did respond, on Twitter calling the issue "an edge-case" but it isn't clear if that is the case. John wrote:We looked into this w/the team but don't see any bigger patterns there. Subtle side-effects might be visible in certain scenarios, but given the lack of other complaints, this seems more of an edge-case (I wish I had a better answer, but I don't think there's much we can do here).That is an interesting response from John.Here is how the issue was explained by Mark Chalcraft:I'm seeing the same issue across multiple sites within both the API and the main GSC interface (I assume this is the same issue). As soon as "page" is added as a dimension … [Read more...] about Is The Google Search Console Page Filter Throwing Off Accuracy?
How much do you know about this year’s top search trends?Test your knowledge of Google Search in 2018 by taking the new ‘Game of the Year’ quiz.Every year Google releases a roundup of top search trends, but this is the first time the company has developed a game based on search data.The way it works is simple:Answer a series of questions about this year’s trending searchesCollect points for correct answersUnlock harder questions by progressing through the gameA special bonus round at the end ups the difficulty even moreAfter three wrong answers, it’s game overI played it a few times and it’s actually pretty challenging. I managed to finish it with a high score of 603 points.The game is easy enough to play, it’s just 20 multiple-choice questions and you have to pick what was searched more between several possible answers.Bonus rounds appear throughout the game where you’re presented with a topic and have to choose whether it trended more … [Read more...] about Google Launches First-Ever Game Based on Google Search Trends
I sound like a broken record but I am once again seeing chatter and signals of yet another Google search ranking algorithm update. This one starting around March 5th and continuing through today. There is chatter in the WebmasterWorld forums and also signs from the various tracking tools.Keep in mind, I reported Google updates on March 1st, February 27th and February 22nd. So maybe this is the new norm?Here are some quotes from the ongoing WebmasterWorld thread:More shuffling going on today in my industry... same - lots of flux in Finance in the UK. Seems to be a continuing trend from the update on the 27th, with further updates on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th.Slight uptick in referrals from goog. But the number of pages people even looking at is in a gutter on our ecom site. Someone also commented on our last post about an update today:Today (March 6) another update, again...Here are the tracking tools...Mozcast:SERP Metrics:Algoroo:Advanced Web … [Read more...] about March 5th Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update?
Google announced three new reports to Google Search Console yesterday. They include uparsable structured data report and two enhancement reports (a) sitelinks searchbox and (b) logo enhancement reports.Unparsable Structured Data ReportThe Unparsable Structured Data report aggregates parsing issues such as structured data syntax errors that prevented Google from identifying the feature type. Google said "that is the reason these issues are aggregated here instead of the intended specific feature report." You can use this report to see if Google was unable to parse any of the structured data you tried to add to your site. Here is the help doc on this report and you may be able to access over here but I see no data for my profiles.Here is a screen shot:Logo & Sitelinks Searchbox Enhancements ReportThis is available under the enhancements section in Search Console if you use the Logo markup or Sitelinks Searchbox. Google said you can review the trends of errors, warnings and valid … [Read more...] about Google Search Console Adds Three New Reports