Last week, we talked a bit about how you can use Google to assess how they are ranking or cataloguing pages on your website, by going to their site. Check out that video if you didn’t get a chance to see it.
New to Google Search Console
This week, I want to talk about the new Inspector tool that Google is launching in it’s Search Console application platform. What it’s going to allow you to do is you’re going to be able to put in a specific link from your website, type it in there and Google will tell you whether or not it has catalogued that page, along with other useful tidbits of information like what kind of data they’ve catalogued, which site map caused that page to be catalogued, and all that kind of fun stuff.
Great for Troubleshooting
The really great thing is if that page isn’t found, Google will actually give you some ideas on why it might not be found, whether you’ve got some code blocking Google from crawling that page, or other errors that may exist that are preventing Google’s spiders or robots to crawl your website. This tool will be rolling out in the next couple of weeks.
I encourage you to look out for it in Google Search Console. It’s the new Page Inspector tool in Google Search Console.