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Google Search Console item ratings have been updated to show that they are valid or invalid

Google Search Console item ratings have been updated to show that they are valid or invalid

Today, Google announced that Google has changed the way Google displays errors in some Search Console reports to

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Today, Google announced that Google has changed the way Google displays errors in some Search Console reports to display only valid or invalid ratings. Instead of a coverage report showing errors, valid with warnings and valid; Now the report only shows invalid or valid information.

What has changed. Google said the URLs or items in the Search Console report are no longer grouped at the top level by three or more status categories, such as ‘valid’, ‘warning’ and ‘error’. It is now grouped or categorized into two other broad cases that reflect whether these URLs or items are invalid. Google said “invalid” means there is a critical report problem with the page or item, and not good It means the item may still have warnings, but no critical issues with it. Google added that the exact implications and conditions for valid and invalid cases vary by report type.

Google explained “Grouping the top-level element (a rich result of rich results reports or a page or URL of other reports) into two groups: pages or items with critical problems are classified as invalid; pages or items without critical problems are classified as Valid. We believe this new collection will make it easier to quickly identify issues affecting your site’s appearance on Google, to help you prioritize your fixes.”

What’s like. Google shared this before and after coverage report template:

API and URL Inspection Tool. Google said these changes will be coming to the URL Inspector and API soon. The URL Inspection tool will display these changes when a specific URL is inspected within Search Console.

It will take months for the API to reflect these changes in “in a few months”. Google explained that this would take longer for the API, and because of that “this means that if your site is showing the updated item rating in Search Console, you may see differences when comparing results from the product interface and API”. Google will update us on the status of future API changes.

Affected reports. Google said these are the following reports affected by this rating change and you can learn more about exactly how each report is affected in this help document:

  • basic web vitality
  • Ease of use of a mobile phone
  • AMP . Report
  • Rich Results Report
  • URL Inspection Tool

Why do we care. This should make it easier for you to understand errors in Search Console reports, and thus determine which items should be prioritized over others. This change is just a reporting change and does not change how Google crawls, indexes, or ranks your content.


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