New Google Search Console Rolls Out31 Jan 2018
The new Search Console has not only had a complete redesign but has been rebuilt from the ground up.
It is now similar in design to the not so new Google AdWords (which is still in Beta) with the grey border replaced with a darker grey and the menus, buttons and data displayed much bigger and bolder than previously.
Google have promised a number of new features that have been “asked for” by webmasters, the biggest update seems to be the inclusion of 16 months worth of Search Performance (Search Analytics as it is currently known) data, allowing yeah on year comparisons.
Currently in Search Console Beta you have access to three main areas:
The New Search Console is still in Beta so not all the reports have been migrated across as of yet from the current Search Console, but as time goes on I’m sure all the features you know and love will be moved across.
Until that point though both the current version and Beta will run by side with a handy “Go to the old version” button available in the Beta version.
Now this is rolling out as of this week so you may not have be able to see the new view, but keep an eye out for a message similar to this in Search Console to get your first look:
It will be interesting to see how the expanded data can give deeper insights and also if any new tools or features are brought in.
Check back for updates.