Get ready- Google has rolled out the beta version of the new and improved search console and SEO’s are more than happy about it. The hottest new feature is the access to 16-month-old historical data. It enables year-over-year comparison and you can’t get much better than that.
Google built the new search console from scratch, but not all the features are available yet. They’re still working on it, and they will keep on adding useful features from the old search console to the new. That means right now most of the tools you will click on will have a “Coming Soon” message.
However, you do have access to the performance tool which is easy to understand with filtering options such as: by device, country, impressions, CTR and more.
The Index coverage report is a solid blend of old index status & crawl reports errors. It enables you to see how well Google is indexing your site and identifies and fixes any issues.
The new search console will also help you validate newly fixed AMP URLs. The updated AMP status report will provide details into the specific Errors.
As of now, the tools and features I’ve talked about here are the biggest highlights of the new search console. But it’s still in the beta-mode and many tools and features are yet to come, so be on the lookout. Smart1 will keep you updated on new features as they go live.