Google console is a service by Google which help you to monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot your site’s presence in Google Search results. Also its help you to understand how Google works:
- It help you to crawl your site(s)
- Indexing the content and also re-indexing the new and updated content
- Troubleshoot issues for AMP, mobile usability, and other Search features.
There are some options which are being used in google search console.
If there is any error in your sites. Google search console immediately tell you the error. If you want to check a site for internal errors, select the site you’d like to check. On the left-hand side of the screen, click on “Crawl,” then select “Crawl Errors”. This page will show the error(s). You can also check the description of the error by clicking on it. Check the error and remove it form your site.
Adding a sitemap:
On the left, you’ll see an option called “Crawl”. Under “Crawl”, under this there is option “Sitemaps”. Click on “Sitemaps”. There will be a button marked “Add/Test Sitemap” in the upper right-hand corner. This will bring up a box with a space to add text to it. Type “system/feeds/sitemap” in that box and hit “Submit sitemap”. Now, you sitemap is submitted.
Checking a robots.txt file:
On the lefthand side of the screen, you’ll see the option “Crawl”. Click on it and choose “robots.txt Tester”. The Robots.txt Tester Tool will tell you error. You can enter the url which use want to allow/disallow and run the test all url are recognized by that crawler. Also,it’s easy to update the it. Once your robots.txt file is how you want it, hit the “Submit” button.
Fetch as Google and submit to index:
If you change any thing in your site like n page content or title tags. On the lefthand side of the screen, you should see a “Crawl” option. Click on it, then choose “Fetch as Google”. Clicking on “Fetch as Google”. If you want to fetch the home page of the site than you leave the box blank. Otherwise enter the address of the page which you want to fetch. When you enter the page than click on “Fetch” button. After fetching the page you should click on complete indexing button that appear dialog box. If you want to index the entire site you cna click on “Crawl This URL and its Direct Links” and if you want to fetch only specific page you can click on “Crawl Only This URL”.
Now there is a new Google Search Console adds a security issues section
Google has added the new option in google search engine for the security issues into new version. This will help you to know about about your sites which include the hacked URLs, malware, deceptive pages, harmful downloads and much more.
This is add in new section which named is “Security & manual actions”.
The security issues include problems Google found on the verified site that may cause harm to others. These include:
- Social Engineering (Phishing and Deceptive Sites).
- Malware infection type: Server configuration.
- Malware infection type: SQL injection.
- Malware infection type: Code injection.
- Malware infection type: Error template.
- Cross-site malware warnings.
- Hacked type: Code injection.
- Hacked type: Content injection.
- Hacked type: URL injection.
For further how to check and remove errors go onto the link How to