Google has implemented several new visual updates to the Search Console reports, which aim to offer more context to the data in the reports.
The updates include:
- Annotation cards: If you hover over bullet points in the report it will reveal more information about the issue detected on that date
- Difference column: Compare data over different time periods
- Filter/compare: Features a new look and pre-populated data
- Date picker and comparison view: Overall UI design improvements
The news was revealed on Twitter, where Google also published a handy video demonstrating how the new annotation cards work.
Check out some visual updates in the New Search Console:
📈Filter/compare have a new look & pre-populated values
📅Improvements to date picker & comparison view
Tell us what you think about these updates by using “Send Feedback” button! pic.twitter.com/dErqMkbPSx
— Google Webmasters (@googlewmc) March 19, 2018
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