Google is slowly moving features and data from the old Search Console to the new one. However, not everyone is happy with the way data is presented within the new search console because many reports are missing from it.
However, Google has promised that all the data will be available in the new version as well.
Google announced via a tweet that reporting features for AMP, Index Status, Links, Manual Actions, Mobile Usability, Rich Cards, and Search Analytics have been successfully moved to the new Search Console.
Here’s a table that shows which reports have been moved, where to, and what are they called.
|Old Search Console report||Replacement in New Search Console||Comparison|
|Search Analytics||Performance||New report has 16 months of data and is much easier to use.|
|Rich Cards||Individual Inhancement Reports||New reports provide detailed debugging information, and a one click request to recrawl fixed issues.|
|Links to Your Site Internal links||Links||New report combines both Links to your Site and Internal Links report, with more reliable link count numbers.|
|Index Status||Index Coverage Status||New report provides all the information of the old report, plus detailed crawl status information from Google Index.|
|Sitemaps Report||Sitesmap||Similar information, but better designed report. The old report supports testing a sitemap without submitting it; the new report tests only upon submission.|
|Accelerated Mobile Pages||AMP Status||Many more error types reported in the new report, plus a fix flow to request reindexing of fixed pages.|
|Manual Actions||Manual Actions||The new report shows your manual action history, including review requests and results.|
|Fetch as Google||URL Inspection Tool||The URL Inspection tool shows information about the indexed and live versions of a URL, and provides the option to request a crawl. New information includes the URL of the canonical page, any noindex/nocrawl blocks, and whether the URL is in the Google index.|
|Mobile Usability||Mobile Usability||Similar information, but in a more usable format. Also provides a fix flow to request reindexing of pages with fixed mobile usability issues.|
Takeaway: Google search console is one of the most powerful marketing tools out there that provides you with invaluable data. If you are not using it yet, then we highly recommend reading this guide on how to get your website on Search Console and start utilizing this powerful tool to its fullest. If you are already using the new Search Console, the above table will help you locate old reports.
It may not be easy to get used to the new Search Console after using the old one for years, but as we all know, the only thing constant in the digital world is change. So, try get used to the new interface and use it to your advantage.