Google announced a new feature of Google Search Console API, you will get faster and fresher data, the ability to filter data based on the news filter, domain property support in sitemaps, and instructions on how to migrate the webmaster discovery document.
A lot of this is related to the groundwork Google set when the company upgraded the API for the Search Console API. Earlier Google said there were “currently no changes in scope or functionality” now we recently seeing those changes.
Fresher data Google Search Console API
In September 2019, Google gave faster and fresher data to the Google Search Console performance reports. Now with an updated feature of Google Search Console API, that data can be accessed through this API.
Recently, Google explained that the Performance report already allows for fresh data access. You can get that access through the Google Search Console API bypassing the request parameter data state with a value set to all.
Google said, “the fresh data is not a final set of data”. If you want to get only final data, you can either pass this parameter with the value set to final or not to pass it to all and by default, you will get final data.
News Filter Google Search Console API
Last year in July, Google added a new filter feature in the performance report in Google Search Console. You can now even access that data directly in the API. You can easily get this by setting the value of the Search searchType parameter in the request to the news.
Domain property support
This feature took so long, Google added a feature with which allows you to query, add, and delete your sitemaps on domain properties. Back in February 2019, Google added domain property verification and views. The domain property helps the user to verify your whole domain name in Google Search Console. The Sitemaps API now supports domain properties, like other Google Search Console APIs.
Here is how you can request it:
Discovery Doc Migration
Google also said that it will no longer support the Webmaster’s discovery document. Google added that if you have any query in the Search Console API using an external API library, or querying the Webmasters API discovery document directly, you have to update your Google Search Console API calls to include the following changes.
Check out the screenshot to know about them:
Fresher data is the best feature and also other filters and supports with Google Search Console API. These changes are welcomed. It is also important to know that some of the support is removed if you are using older APIs.
So now you can get fresh data from the fresher data from Google search Console API, but you need to keep in mind, that data is not to be considered as final data and may change with time. Keep in touch with new changes in the API if you make use of the API for any application or softwares. Also, you need to connect with your tool providers to enhance their reporting with the new features.