Google Index January update - Index Coverage Data Improvements

Google Search Console – Helps To Increase Your Understanding In Google Index

Google Index update - Index Coverage Data Improvements

Google has been busy again working away in the background to bring us new improvements and the latest one is aimed at trying to help people understand better how the Google spiders performs and crawls on a users website. 

The Google Index update was released on Monday, January 11, 2021 and the following is what they stated:-

” Based on the feedback we got from the community, today we are rolling out significant improvements to this report so you’re better informed on issues that might prevent Google from crawling and indexing your pages. The change is focused on providing a more accurate state to existing issues, which should help you solve them more easily. The list of changes include:

  • Removal of the generic “crawl anomaly” issue type – all crawls errors should now be mapped to an issue with a finer resolution.
  • Pages that were submitted but blocked by robots.txt and got indexed are now reported as “indexed but blocked” (warning) instead of “submitted but blocked” (error)
  • Addition of a new issue: “indexed without content(warning)
  • Soft 404 reporting is now more accurate

The changes above are now reflected in the index coverage report so you may see new types of issues or changes in counts of issues. We hope that this change will help you better understand how we crawl and index your site”

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Let us know what you think on the latest information update, has it helped you to get a better understanding and have you noticed the changes yet? 

We all know to expect the first major update around February/March 2021 and the marketing world landscape will change again, but what do you expect to happen.  Third Party Cookies will be phased out during 2022, will there be early changes ready for this, we wait in anticipation. 

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