Google Search Console: report updates

Posted by Edith MacLeod on 18 May, 2022
View comments Search News
More desktop search features tracked in Page Experience report and a new Video page indexing report.

Search Console updates.

Image source: Unsplash

Google is now logging impressions in the Page Experience report for additional desktop features such as Top Stories.  

The information was published in Search Console Help, under the ‘Data anomalies’ section, which is where Google communicates Search Console changes that could affect your report data.

The change means you may see an increase in desktop impressions in certain performance reports when filtering by the “Good Page Experience” search appearance.  However, it doesn’t represent an increase in total impressions, only a re-labelling of already counted impressions.

Here’s the announcement in full from 13 May:

“Search Console now logs impressions in the Page Experience report for additional desktop features, such as Top Stories. As a result, you may see an increase in your desktop impressions in the Page Experience report, as well as in the Search and News performance reports when filtering by the "Good Page Experience" search appearance. This doesn't represent an increase in total impressions, but only a re-labeling of known and counted impressions.”

There was some confusion initially around the announcement, but Google’s John Mueller tweeted to clarify that this related just to impressions in the Page Experience report.

New Video page indexing report

Google has also announced a new set of reports and tools for video in Search Console.

The Video page indexing report will help you identify and fix issues with videos which were discovered but not indexed by Google while crawling your site. You will then be able to validate the fix with Google for a recrawl of the affected page.

Video report.

Google said the new report would be launching soon. 

For more details see Google’s video announcement.

Recent articles

Google rolling out July 2022 product reviews update
Posted by Edith MacLeod on 28 July 2022
New Instagram Reels updates
Posted by Edith MacLeod on 25 July 2022
Social media trends to know for 2022 [infographic]
Posted by Wordtracker on 25 July 2022
How to use CTAs to increase conversions
Posted by Liam Webley on 25 July 2022
Google's Ads Creative Studio now available to all
Posted by Edith MacLeod on 19 July 2022