Google Seeks Search Console Messaging Guidance

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Earlier this week, Google announced that over the coming weeks it will change the way it sends messages in Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) and to whom it sends them.

The company is also looking for feedback from webmasters to consider for other potential changes. Google's Mariya Moeva wrote in a Google+ post (via Search Engine Roundtable), "How do you use Search Console messages? We want to hear from you. Crawl errors alerts, new owner confirmations, malware warnings... We send a bunch of messages to site and app owners, and we'd like to understand how to improve the type of information we share with you. Let us know how you interact with our messages and how you'd like us to improve them."

She pointed to a Google survey called "How do you use Search Console messages?".

The survey asks you to select your role between SEO, webmaster, developer, marketer, website owner, product owner/traffic acquisition specialist, and other. It then asks how many sites you manage, how many messages you receive in a week, and if you read any of them.

It goes on to ask where you read your messages, which ones you act on, which ones you ignore, why you skip them, etc.

For more on the changes Google has already announced, read this.

Google recently put out another webmaster survey about Search Console asking people about combining sites. Of course Google seeking ideas from the webmaster community has been going on for years.

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