Search Console API

Google announces Search Console API

What is API?

An API is acronym for Application Programming Interface. It is used to communicate between two applications. Everyone who is using any app like Facebook, send an instant message or check the weather on your phone is also using an API. The API acts as a messenger that delivers your request to the provider that you’re requesting it from and then delivers the response back to you.

Google was working to upgrade the infrastructure of the Search Console API over the past year. The change gives improvement in the performance of the API.

The summary of the changes are as follows:

  1. Google Cloud Platform dashboard.
  • API key restriction changes.
  • Discovery document changes.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) changes

This is the same API, just under the new name.

Google Cloud Platform

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API key restriction changes:

These instructions are important only if you query the data yourself or provide a tool that does that for your users. To migrate automatically to the new API infrastructure. Make sure the Google Search Console API is not restricted. If you have added an API restriction for your API keys you will need to take action by August 31.

  • If your API restrictions are set to “Don’t restrict key” you’re all set.
  • If your API restrictions are set to “Restrict key”, the Search Console API should be checked as shown in the image below.
API Restrictions

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Discovery document changes:

To query to Search Console API using an external API library or querying the Webmasters API discovery document directly is supported until December 31, 2020. The more details and guidance will be provided in the coming months.

Vikas Yadav is a writer to Bloggers Maker. He is also founder of bloggersmaker.com. He has vast experience in SEO of more than ten years in various niches i.e. Education, Pharmacy, Realty, Airline, Gifts, Data Recovery, Mobile Application Development and News Sites.

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