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Google Search Console to Send Fewer Messages to Site Owners

Google Search Console to Send Fewer Messages to Site Owners

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 triggers a message, all of the following sites will be sent the message: (the site triggering the message)

With the change announced today, Search Console will only the messages to the owners of

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.

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Matt Southern

Lead News Writer at Search Engine Journal

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