Tag Archives: Console

Google Search Console testing announcement bar

By | December 28, 2021

Google is testing a new announcement bar or tab at the top of the Google Search Console interface. The bar does not yet seem to function properly but has three levels of announcements depending on the urgency of the information. Types of announcements. Google Search Console shows these three types of announcements bars: Informational announcement Minor issue announcement… Read More »

Google Search Console accessibility issues fully resolved five days later

By | December 21, 2021

Last Thursday, many SEOs noticed that Google Search Console was inaccessible. Google confirmed the issue saying “We’re aware of an issue with Search Console that prevents some users from using the service. We’re working on fixing it and we’ll post an update when the issue is resolved.” The issue was not impacting all users, but it did impact… Read More »

Google Search Console inaccessible for some users

By | December 16, 2021

We are seeing a large number of SEOs who are complaining that they cannot access Google Search Console right now. It seems like it might be an issue in some regions, like some users on the west coast or other regions. Personally, I have no issues accessing Search Console at google.com/search-console but there are numerous complaints about the… Read More »

Google Ads Console Was Offline For A Couple Of Hours This Morning

By | December 16, 2021

Not only did we have a two hour Google Search indexing outage this morning, but between around 3am ET and 5am ET the Google Ads interface and advertising console was offline as well. We saw numerous reports from advertisers about the outage this morning. Advertisers who tried to access ads.google.com received a 500 error that looked like this:… Read More »

New: Google Analytics 4 Supports Google Search Console Data

By | December 16, 2021

Google announced that now Google Analytics 4 supports data from Google Search Console. This was something Google has supported with the original Google Analytics since 2011 and now has brought over support for with the new GA4. Here is Google’s announcement on this: Starting today, you can link @googleanalytics 4 and Search Console properties ⛓️! Check out the… Read More »

Google Search Console Review Snippets Report May Show Fewer Objects

By | December 14, 2021

Google said that as of December 14th and onwards that the reviews snippet rich results report in Google Search Console may show fewer review objects. This is because Google is no longer showing top-level rating objects in this report. Google posted on December 14, 2021, “previously, top-level schema.org/Rating objects were counted as reviews in the Review Snippets rich… Read More »

Google issue sent Search Console redirect error notifications; Google will fix issue

By | December 13, 2021

Over the weekend an internal Google issue caused Google to send out Search Console notifications about redirect errors. Google confirmed those emails were sent due to an internal Google issue and the notifications were not sent due to any website issue. Bug confirmed. Google confirmed the issue on the Search Console Twitter account: An internal issue is causing… Read More »

Google Investigating Mass Notices From Search Console Coverage Issue Redirect Errors

By | December 12, 2021

Over the past 24 hours or so, Google has sent me dozens of notices from sites I have verified Google Search Console properties with. The notices say “New Coverage issue detected” and the specific error is a “redirect error.” Google said it is looking into why all these notices went out. Here is one I received for my… Read More »

Google Search Console Performance Report Updated For Google News – Impression Changes

By | December 9, 2021

Google has made some changes to the Google Search Console performance report for Google News where your impressions may drop. Google said this is just a reporting change and the drop in impression doesn’t reflect any ranking changes but rather how Google measures and tracks impressions. Google wrote that this begins on December 9, 2021. Google explained the… Read More »

Google Ads Upgraded Ad Extensions In Ad Console

By | November 30, 2021

Brett Bodofsky, a Google Ads specialist, shared a screenshot on Twitter of a new report tab that shows “Extensions “upgraded).” Then within each extension, you have the word upgraded next to each one, such as sitelinks, callouts, and so on. Here is the screenshot (click to enlarge): You can see in the list you have options for these… Read More »