Google floats two improvements to search console designed reports in a more appropriate manner for site owners.
Website owners can now use these filter data through regular expressions (regex).
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 enableâ€™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.”
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.
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 â€‹â€‹the data table, making it easier to view the results side by side.
Search Consoleâ€™s 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.