Google has announced the Search Console URL Inspection Tool API.

Google has announced the release of a new URL inspection API that allows an external app to interact with Google’s search console and provide URL inspection data. The new API access will help SEOs and publishers discover more issues and debug issues more easily.

Search Console API enhances data utility.

Abbreviation API stands for Application Programming Interface. An API can be thought of as a bridge that allows two software programs to communicate with each other.

For example, tools like Screaming Frog can use APIs to connect to the Google Search Console and use this data to automate the process of discovering insights.

It is used to connect the screaming frog to the search console. Configuration tab Then API > Google Search Console.

How to enable Search Console API access in Screaming Frog.

Google Search Console API Access

API Currently Scamming allows Frag (and other apps) to collect data such as clicks, impressions, CTR and position. The API can also be used to detect new URLs to crawl and include orphan URLs in site audit reports.

The Search Console API enables WordPress plugins and many other SEO tools to securely access the Search Console through the API.

Google offers examples of how this particular API access can be used:

  • “For example, checking whether there is a difference between user-announced and Google-selected canonicals, or debugging structural data issues from a group of pages.
  • CMS and plugin developers can add page or template level insights and ongoing checks for existing pages. For example, monitoring changes over time for important pages to help diagnose issues and prioritize improvements. “

URL Inspection Tool API

The URL Inspection Tool provides valuable information about URLs that have been compiled by Google. It provides information on indexing issues as well as errors in structured data and AMP.

This tool does not provide a way to test live URLs, this functionality cannot be accessed through API.

According to Google’s developer documentation:

“View the indexed, or indexable, status of the provided URL. Currently only version status is available in the Google index. You cannot check the indexing of the live URL.

Usage quota

Google noted that there is a daily quota of 2,000 queries and a speed limit of 600 queries per minute.

Nonetheless, the new URL Inspection Tool API opens up access to new ways to track website SEO progress and help identify issues and find solutions. New functionality should start appearing in tools and plugins in the near future.


Read the official Google Search Central blog announcement

Welcome to the new Search Console URL Inspection API

Read Google’s Official Inspection Tool API documentation

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