There are many hidden gems in the Google Search Console. However, there are five special hidden gems that will help make your SEO life easier. Most webmasters are familiar with Google Search Console. This is a toolbox created by Google to uncover technical issues. If you are considering purchasing another analysis tool, we strongly recommend that you consider GSC first. If your site's problems are limited to those found in GSC, you may not need another tool at all. It's not the most intuitive. I couldn't add many features of the old version of the tool (robots.txt tester, crawl statistics, etc.) to the new version, but it's still useful. I don't know about you, but I've always used robots.txt testers and crawl stats tools.
Not very useful, but still good. Take a tour of GSC's five hidden gems that may not be obvious from the beginning. advertisement Continue ghost mannequin effect reading below 1. URL Inspector Tool This is GSC's answer to the old Google Webmaster Tools "Fetch as Googlebot". This performs the same function and allows you to send the URL for indexing. URL Inspector Tool Tired of waiting for Google to come back and crawl your site after an update? Enter the GSC URL inspection tool. With this little gem, you can have Google recrawl your page if needed. advertisement Continue reading below You can also view any web page just as Google sees it. It's a great tool for finding problem pages. For example, if a site has been hacked and used to display information that is part of another website (not confused with the cloaking format-iFrame), using the URL inspection tool will cause indexing issues.
Can be confirmed. Other problems etc. The Coverage tab helps reveal problems with erroneous pages, but did you know that there are other advanced errors when you dig deeper? yes. You can find the soft 404 error generated on your site. These types of errors occur when some pages are serving blank content. Otherwise, it will show up as a 200 OK status and will not always be easy to find unless it is labeled. To find the specific page served this way, you need to visit the page itself. Also, if you are experiencing ranking and indexing issues, you can find other errors in the coverage area, such as: