Google Launches Domain Property In Search Console; Replacing Property Sets

Feb 27, 2019 - 7:37 am 6 by

Google Domain Property

Google has officially launched Domain Property in Google Search Console the day after they announced the closure of the Property Sets feature. Overall, the concept behind Domain Property is similar to Property Set, it lets you combine multiple properties in Search Console into one, to see an aggregate view of the data.

We first spotted Google testing this last November and then it went missing in January - so we were unsure if Google gave up on the idea or not. Well, I guess they didn't give up on it.

Google explains domain properties are "a way of verifying and seeing the data from Google Search for a whole domain." So the http, https, www, mobile domain, etc can all be combined into one property for aggregate viewing.

click for full size

Google supports the following URLs to combine here:

This domain... includes these URLs.
example.com
  • http://example.com
  • https://example.com
  • http://m.example.com
  • http://a.b.c.example.com
  • https://m.example.com/any/path/here
  • ...
m.example.com
  • http://m.example.com
  • https://m.example.com
  • https://support.m.example.com
  • https://support.m.example.com/any/path/here
  • ...
example.co.cn
  • http://example.co.cn
  • https://example.co.cn
  • https://support.example.co.cn
  • https://support.example.co.cn/any/path/here
  • ...

To set it u, Google said if you already have DNS verification set up, Search Console will automatically create new domain properties for you over the next few weeks, with data over all reports. Otherwise, to add a new domain property, go to the property selector, add a new domain property, and use DNS verification.We recommend using domain properties where possible going forward.

It might not be fully live yet, so give it some time.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: seeing the chatter about this, I completely agree, DNS verification to make this happen can be confusing and also a bit dangerous but I get why Google did it. Can Google also give a manual way to do this?

Update 2: When you click add property now, you get these options:

Google Search Console Add Property

When you select the domain property option, it gives you instructions on how to add the DNS verification method.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 28, 2024

May 28, 2024 - 10:00 am
Google Updates

Memorial Day Google Search Ranking Volatility

May 28, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google's John Mueller On Recovering From Core Updates - Maybe You Had A Good Run...

May 28, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Ads

Undated Google Ads Experiments To End August 23, 2024

May 28, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google

Google Tests Thin Top Deals Search Bar

May 28, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Report: 14,000+ Google Search Ranking Features Leaked

May 28, 2024 - 6:15 am
Previous Story: Googler Wearing Panda Head At Desk