Google has annoyed me this week. I had a feeling it was coming, but John Mueller confirmed that Google will discontinue some features available on the old Search Console. Specifically, he said that the crawl errors report was not useful. I mean what are they using as a proxy for usefulness? 🤔

I don't know about you, but the crawl errors report has often been a goldmine for discovering both server errors and 404s that would be difficult to identify in a regular crawl; the coverage report just isn't the same. In many ways I feel Google has approached the new Search Console completely wrong and is culling important features unnecessarily - which feature is next for the chop? 😒

Andrew Charlton

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