Wednesday, December 9, 2020
A few months ago we announced an API infrastructure upgrade to improve the performance of the Search Console API as demand grows. Today we're happy to announce some more updates coming your way:
- Addition of fresh data and news filter in the Search Console API
- Domain property support in the Sitemaps API
- Guidelines on how to migrate the Discovery doc
If you make your own calls to the API, read on.
Fresh data and news filter in the Search Console API
The Performance report already supports fresh data that is less than a day old. You can now access this data through the API by passing the request parameter
dataState with value set to
all. The data you get for this value will also include fresh data that is not yet final. If you wish to get only final data,
you can either pass this parameter with value set to
final or not pass it at all and you will get only final data by default.
A few months ago, we added a News tab on Search filter to the
Performance report. This information is now also available in the API, and you can access it by setting the value of
parameter in the request to
Domain property support in the Sitemaps API
The Sitemaps API now supports domain properties, as other Search Console APIs already do. You can query, add, and delete your sitemaps on domain properties, for example:
Discovery doc migration
We'll drop the support in the Webmasters discovery document. If you're querying the Search Console API using an external API library, or querying the Webmasters API discovery document directly, you will need to update your API calls to include the following changes.
API library changes
For updates on the API library changes, refer to the Java and Python quickstart guides, for an updated API usage guide.
For all Webmasters service-related imports, change the
webmasters package to the
and the service name,
- Importing the API service:
- Importing a response object:
Note that besides the service object, other API objects are exactly the same as before, only the package changes.
When building the Webmasters service object, make the following change:
webmasters_service = build('webmasters', 'v3', http=http)
webmasters_service = build('searchconsole', 'v1', http=http)
Again, there's no change in how objects behave.
Direct discovery document query
The discovery document querying changes include:
- URL change
- Content change
namefield changed from
versionfield changed from
If you have any questions, you can ask in the Search Central community or on Twitter.