Google Improvements to Search Console

Google floats two improvements to search console designed reports in a more appropriate manner for site owners.

 It has two new features designed to improve the efficiency of data analysis reports.

Website owners can now use these filter data through regular expressions (regex).

Regex Membranes

Search Console reports now support regular expressions, which will help create more complex queries and page-based membranes

Google explains how the new features support regular expressions which enable’s website owners to capture more query data:

“For example, suppose your company is called “Cats and Dogs”. You can use regular expression filters to define regular expression filters. Capture all brand queries: cats and dogs | cats and dogs | c&d.”

To create your new expression membrane, first create a query or page filter, then select the drop-down menu and select “Custom.”

Google Launches 2 Improvements to Search Console Reports

 The update of the Search Console performance report help page records the following about the use of regular expression membranes:

  • Search Console defaults to partial matching, which means that the regular expression can match any position in the target string, unless it contains the characters ^ or $, respectively, which requires matching from the beginning or end of the string, respectively.
  • The report defaults to case-sensitive matching. For case-insensitive matching, the website owner can specify “(?i)” at the beginning of the regular expression string. Example: (?i) https
  • Invalid regular expression syntax will not return any matches.

Finally, Google may sometimes not provide queries and pages to protect user privacy and due to storage restrictions.

In this case, Google will display a reminder when the relevant filter is applied to the query or page.

Remodel Comparison Process

Site owners use the comparison mode in Search Console to answer comparison-based questions.

The improved comparison mode now supports the selection of multiple indicators.

The interface improvements almost doubled the usable area of ‚Äč‚Äčthe data table, making it easier to view the results side by side.

Search Console‚Äôs improved comparison mode also supports  expression filters for queries and pages.

 Only one filter can be applied to these metrics at a time. Adding a new comparison filter will replace the existing comparison.

These updates to Search Console are now available to all website owners.

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