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Features of Google Search Console
– Submit and check a sitemap
– Check the crawl rate and view statistics about Googlebot’s access to the site
– Receive alerts for indexing, spam, or other issues
– Show which sites link to the website
– Write and check a robots.txt file to discover blocked pages

Related Tools and Resources
Bing Webmaster Tools
Google Insights for Search
Google Analytics

References and Documentation
– Linking Google Analytics to Webmaster Tools
– Announcing Google Search Console – the new Webmaster Tools
– Saying goodbye to the old Search Console
– SEO Starter Guide: The Basics
– Crawl Stats report – Search Console Help

External Links for Further Information
– Documentation to Improve SEO | Google Search Central
Google Search Console (New version)
– Official Google Webmaster Central Blog
– Official Google Webmaster Central Help Forum

Miscellaneous Features and Reports
– Provides access to an API for managing listings and crawl errors
– Checks security issues like hacked sites or malware attacks
– Allows adding or removing property owners and associates
– Check Merchant Listings Report and Product Snippet Report
– Offers Page Experience Report including Core Web Vitals and HTTPS

Google Search Console is a web service by Google which allows webmasters to check indexing status, search queries, crawling errors and optimize visibility of their websites.

Google Search Console
Type of site
Webmaster tools

Until 20 May 2015, the service was called Google Webmaster Tools. In January 2018, Google introduced a new version of the search console, with changes to the user interface. In September 2019, old Search Console reports, including the home and dashboard pages, were removed.

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