Domain-wide data in Google Search Console is finally here!
Today Google has officially launched their Domain Property in Google Search Console one day after they announced the closure of the Property Sets feature. Overall, the concept behind Domain Property is similar to Property Set, it lets you combine multiple properties in Search Console into one, to see an aggregate view of the data.
This statement comes from the Google Webmaster Central Blog and states:
“Google recommends verifying all versions of a website — http, https, www, and non-www — in order to get the most comprehensive view of your site in Google Search Console.
Unfortunately, many separate listings can make it hard for webmasters to understand the full picture of how Google “sees” their domain as a whole. To make this easier, today we’re announcing “domain properties” in Search Console, a way of verifying and seeing the data from Google Search for a whole domain.”
Google is now telling us that domain properties are “a way of verifying and seeing the data from Google Search for a whole domain.” So the http, https, www, mobile domain, etc can all be combined into one property for aggregate viewing.
Furthermore, Google said:
Domain properties show data for all URLs under the domain name, including all protocols, subdomains, and paths. They give you a complete view of your website across Search Console, reducing the need to manually combine data.
Google supports the following URLs to combine here:
|This domain…||includes these URLs.|
When you click add property now, you get these options: