Advertisement

Google Search Console to Send Fewer Messages to Site Owners

  • 65
    SHARES
  • 1.0K
    READS
Google Search Console to Send Fewer Messages to Site Owners
ADVERTISEMENT

Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, Gary Illyes, announced on Google+ that Search Console will be sending out fewer messages to site owners over the coming weeks.

Google Search Console, formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools, will now only send messages only to the direct owners of a particular site. Owners of parent properties will no longer be sent messages for their child properties, Illyes says.

Here’s an example of how the Search Console messaging system currently works:

Currently, if the site https://example.com/dont/panic/have/a/towel triggers a message, all of the following sites will be sent the message:
https://example.com/dont/panic/have/a/towel (the site triggering the message)
https://example.com/dont/panic/have/a
https://example.com/dont/panic/have
https://example.com/dont/panic
https://example.com/dont
https://example.com

With the change announced today, Search Console will only the messages to the owners of https://example.com/dont/panic/have/a/towel.

This is change affecting most messages sent by Search Console, says Illyes, in an effort to reduce the amount of email webmasters get in a day.

Critical messages, such as those notifying webmasters of a hacked site, might still be sent to all parent site owners following this change.

Image Credit: GongTo / Shutterstock.com

CategoryNews
ADVERTISEMENT

Subscribe to SEJ

Get our daily newsletter from SEJ's Founder Loren Baker about the latest news in the industry!

Ebook

Matt Southern

Lead News Writer at Search Engine Journal

Matt Southern has been the lead news writer at Search Engine Journal since 2013. With a degree in communications, Matt ... [Read full bio]

ADVERTISEMENT
Advertisement
Read the Next Article
Read the Next