Google Search Console May Consolidate Properties Automatically

Jun 20, 2018 • 7:18 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

John Mueller of Google said it again, yes we covered this back in March 2018, that the new Google Search Console may simply consolidate all your properties altogether into one property without having you to verify each one. So instead of having to verify the www, non-www, http, https, apps, directories, etc Google might just auto-consolidate and maybe give you filters in the reports to filter out issues based on those protocols?

John said back in March, they may do that. But in a recent Google hangout, he said it again but said before they do that, they want feedback from the webmaster and SEO community on how should they do it. At the 11:15 mark into the video John said for now, you still need to set up individual profiles in Search Console for each protocol but in the future, that might change.

John said "we're currently looking into kind of ways to make that process a little bit easier." He said they will ask for feedback on if webmasters want or do not want this and then how it might work. He said:

Where basically you just add your your root of your website and then we automatically kind of include the dub dub dub (www), non dub dub dub (www), HTTP, HTTPS versions in the same listing. So that you have all of the data in one place.

Maybe what even make sense to include subdomains there. I don't know we probably like to get your feedback on that. So you probably will will ask around for for more kind of tips from your side in that regard.

Again, he said this back on February 20th as well, as we covered. But this is the second time he is bringing it up, so they obviously are thinking about this.

Here is the video from this month:

Transcript:

So I still need to add both versions to Search Console so the dub-dub-dub (www) and the non dub dub dub (www) version?

Yes. At the moment, we recommend doing that just so that you have all of the data.

We're currently looking into kind of ways to make that process a little bit easier. So we'll probably ask around for for input from I mean I don't know on Twitter or somewhere else to see what your your ideas are there. Where basically you just add your your root of your website and then we automatically kind of include the dub dub dub (www), non dub dub dub (www), HTTP, HTTPS versions in the same listing. So that you have all of the data in one place.

Maybe what even make sense to include subdomains there. I don't know we probably like to get your feedback on that. So you probably will will ask around for for more kind of tips from your side in that regard.

But at the moment if you want to make sure you have all of the, data I definitely recommend adding all of those variations, even though it clutters things up a little bit. I know that sometimes but looks a bit messy.

Here is the video from February:

Here is that transcript:

Properties sets? Property sets. So remove or?

They good, I like them, so I can see across all there in sites in one go.

Yeah, I think that's something that the team wants to expand on with the new Search Console to make it easier. Because the feedback of things like I have these four variations of every website that I have, and it's such a hassle to figure out which one I have to look at that’s, that's something that we hear a lot.

So trying to find a way to make that a little bit easier to get the bigger picture of your website without having to figure out is it HTTP, HTTPS, www or non www that I have to look, that's kind of thing we are looking at.

John responding to feedback on this:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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