Google adds better control over your Search Console user-level preferences.
Google announced that it has released a few new features in Google Search Console (GSC) that will give site owners more control over their account preferences. The company will also give site owners greater control over which types of emails they want to receive.
📢 Want better control over your Search Console user level preferences? Here you go!
✔️ NEW: Choose whether to show performance data for your property directly in Search results.
✔️ ENHANCED: Choose which types of emails you want to get.
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Performance data. According to Google, users will have the option to choose whether or not to show performance data for their property directly in the search results. Initially, search console data in search results began popping up back in 2018 –
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In the past, site owners were not able to choose whether or not they saw a ‘summary card’ in search results, but now they can.
Email preferences. Site owners can now also tell Google which types of emails they want to receive. In the enhanced email preferences page, they can enable (or disable) emails of specific types. Or, disable email notifications altogether. However, keep in mind that if you unsubscribe from any or all emails you can still see the message in the message panel for your property. Thus, no need to worry about missing important emails.
Why should you care? One of the bigger nuisances SEOs have with GSC is the fact they get one too many emails from Google. With the new preferences features, users can now control the email notifications they receive as well as whether or not they want Search Console data to be visible in search results.