Hey it’s a free tool (thanks guys!) and certainly better than nothing, but #IHaveADream…
- THE NAME
The name, while arguably more descriptive, cannot escape its history as “Google Webmaster Tools”. Maybe in a few years we will all stop trying to say “Google Search Console” while actually saying “Webmaster Tools”. Maybe.
- HTML IMPROVEMENTS
How about a filter for Dupe Titles/Meta Descriptions to remove URLs with canonical tags, pagination tags, hreflang, etc. Regex filters would be great here.
- LINKS TO YOUR SITE
How about a lot more granularity in downloading specific links, links from specific domains, etc. (see AHrefs, Majestic, etc.)? And a very clear step-by-step process for fixing Penguin issues from within GSC would be nice.
- INTERNAL LINKS TOOL
Has anyone ever actually gotten a result for a URL that wasn’t in the navigation?
- SEARCH ANALYTICS
Great tool. Suspect data. Regex filters would make it a lot better. And for us Local SEO types, how about integrating GMB Insights data? Maybe differentiating Local Pack/Maps positions v. regular old organic?
- INTERNATIONAL TARGETING
I’d like to remove this section from all of our site audits: “Ignore the Hreflang errors in GSC. We have never seen a case where it’s accurate.”
- GOOGLE DATA HIGHLIGHTER
- FETCH AS GOOGLEBOT
Export the code Gbot fetched so we can easily search it or make it so we can easily search it in GSC
It would be great if we could see which URLs in a XML sitemap are indexed so we could figure out why the others are not. An “Is It Indexed” tool would be great not just for URLs but for content on those URLs.
- TIME SPENT DOWNLOADING A PAGE
Explain how this data is different from Average Page Load Time in Google Analytics. I am tired of doing this for you. And how about breaking this out by page or page type? Same thing with Pages Crawled Per Day.
I am sure there are more, but that’s what I’ve got this morning. Feel free to add your favorites in the comments.