Introducing the New Google Search Status Dashboard

Get the latest on this latest nifty little Google gadget, the ‘Google Search Status Dashboard’!

Calling all digital marketers! Google has launched a new dashboard, simply referred to as the Search Status Dashboard, it gives SEOs and other savvy digital marketers a one-stop shop for the status of Google search services.

 

The Google Search Status Dashboard

While it may appear like just a simple website page to the uninitiated, what you’re actually looking at is a one-stop Google Search service status update page.

This means if you notice any anomalies in your SEO performance or analytics, instead of searching the endless dark caverns of Twitter or ceaseless recruitment or entrepreneur posts on LinkedIn to see whether Google has had an outage; instead, you can see clearly on one simple page. 

Pretty cool, right?

It covers the three important Google Search services, that are necessary for your website to rank online:

  • Crawling 
  • Indexing
  • Serving

 

So What, And Why Should I Care?

If you’ve ever been through a major Google outage, then you’ll know how much easier this will be. If your business or client is experiencing major decreases in search engine rankings or analytics performance has tanked, and you suspect a Google outage is to blame, then you’ve got an immediate dashboard to check. 

If you’ve got an angry client or worried boss, this is a great time saver to help explain why you’re experiencing issues with SEO performance. 

It’s not just for checking for outages, the dashboard also covers:

Availability:

A definitive green tick to show that the service is available. 

 

Service Information 

A blue exclamation mark to quickly indicate any issues or important service information. 

 

Service Disruption

A yellow exclamation mark to indicate if any of the three main services are experiencing a disruption.

 

Service Outage

Pretty self-explanatory with a big red cross to show that the Google service is experiencing an outage. 

 

It’s another step toward more transparency from the Search giant that is, honestly, quite refreshing. There’s even a link to contact their support in case your issue isn’t reported on the dashboard. We’d highly recommend bookmarking this dashboard for future reference. 

If you want to learn more, Google has linked to an FAQ, which we’d recommend having a nosey at.  

 


Thanks for reading this post, we appreciate it! If you’re experiencing issues with your search performance, then why not schedule a call with one of our SEO specialists?

 

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