Google May Drop The Old Search Console In March

Jan 25, 2019 - 7:50 am 16 by

Google Deprecate

Last night in the Google NYC event John Mueller said Google is currently aiming to deprecate most, if not all, of the old Search Console by March of this year. That timeline may change but that is the goal. With that some features in the old Search Console are going away, some will have replacements, some will not.

We knew some of the old features will go away - specifically John told us already that the crawl errors section of the old Search Console is going away.

John also said last night that these features are going away as we know it:

  • Crawl errors: These are going completely away, with no real replacement.
  • Property sets: This may have a replacement but it won't work the same way, it might be the domain properties we saw earlier.
  • Android apps: This section will also go away without a replacement, most of this has been moved to Firebase already.
  • HTML suggestions: Also going away.
  • Blocked resources: This can be seen other ways including the URL inspection tool and other reports in the new version.

John said a blog post about this should be coming out today but we will see.

Here are my tweets on this:

If you have issues with this, submit feedback in the tool John said:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: Google posted at 9:45 today what is changing over here.


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