google webmaster tools improving its links report in the new version

Google Webmaster Tools Improving

One comes across another fresh development in ones Google Search Console, today.
If you click the text “Search Traffic” (placed inside the left sidebar) and then “Links To Your Site”, you would notice a message marked as “Important” within a brick color horizontal bar at the top.
However this message would appear only for websites which are using the old version of the Google Webmaster Tools Account.
Have a look at the image below :

report regarding links to a website as shown in old google search console account

Report Regarding Links To A Website As Shown In The Old Version

Notice the red rounded square – indicating the important message now being displayed.
Note : Blue vertical bars added to conceal information such as :


  • The number of links.


One discovers that the previously designed panel would show only :


  • Who Links Most i.e. the domains connecting to the related web site.



  • Your Most Linked Content – Signifying a list of number of backlinks, pages or articles within your website have received.

Having said that, scrolling down a bit further, one finds another list for How Your Data Is Linked – which would lead you to another page.
Now observe the photo below :

google webmaster tools improving its links report in the new version

Google Webmaster Tools Improving Its Links Report In The New Version

Spot the difference by comparing the two pictures above.

The New Google Search Console Showing More Data For Websites

Now you can view analytical details through a much more comprehensive report.
The heading “Who Links The Most” as per first image has been changed to “Top Linking Sites”.
So far no change.
But on a second look, one finds that the headline “Your Most Linked Content” has been broken down within two separate headers marked as External and Internal Links.
The former indicates the list of backlinks your various web pages or in-house articles have received so far, from outside sources.
The latter signifies a list of web pages or articles having been internally connected by you, yourself.
So this is where one notices the improvement at the improved Google Webmaster Tools Account.
Finally, you would observe the same kind of message, marked as “important” within several other pages of your Google Search Console, if you click the following :


  • Search Appearance : Sub-categories either Rich Cards or Accelerated Mobile Pages.
  • Search Traffic : Sub-categories either Analytics, Internal Links, Manual Actions or Mobile Usability.
  • Google Index : Sub-category – Index Status.
  • Crawl : Sub-category – Crawl Errors.

Reaching the new panel from any of the above four options is showing more analytics data for websites, in comparison with the previous model.

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