Posted: 07 Jan 2014 02:45 AM PST
Webmaster level: intermediate
To help jump-start your year and make metrics for your site more actionable, we've updated one of the most popular features in Webmaster Tools: data in the search queries feature will no longer be rounded / bucketed. This change will become visible over the next few days.
The search queries feature gives insights into the searches that have at least one page from your website shown in the search results. It collects these "impressions" together with the times when users visited your site - the "clicks" - and displays these for the last 90 days.
Before and after:
We hope this makes it easier for you to see the finer details of how users are finding your website, and when they're clicking through. Should you have any questions, feel free to visit our help forum.
Posted: 07 Jan 2014 02:19 AM PST
Webmaster Level: All
Search Queries in Webmaster Tools just became more cohesive for those who manage a mobile site on a separate URL from desktop, such as mobile on m.example.com and desktop on www. In Search Queries, when you view your m. site* and set Filters to "Mobile," from Dec 31, 2013 onwards, you'll now see:
Prior to this Search Queries improvement, Webmaster Tools reported Skip Redirect impressions with the desktop URL. Now we've consolidated information when Skip Redirect is triggered, so that impressions, clicks, and CTR are calculated solely with the verified m. site, making your mobile statistics more understandable.
Best practices if you have a separate m. site
Here are a few search-friendly recommendations for those publishing content on a separate m. site:
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