Thanks, 2022

Friday, December 30, 2022

You know what time it is: year in a review. With only a few days left of 2022 and with all the quiet in the office, we thought it would be nice to reflect on this year from Search Central's perspective. Search Console launches and guides, weird and welcome documentation updates, videos, events, social networking online and in-real-life; boy what a year this was! Definitely looking forward to what 2023 might have in store for us!

Googlebot and its friend, Crawley are celebrating the new year in front of a 2023 banner

First, just when we thought Search Console would finally slow down with adding more reports and features to the product, they added more. The Video Index report launched in July is one of the best ways for video publishers to debug and monitor how Google perceives and indexes the videos they produce. Helping merchants around the world, the team added new reports designed specifically for online sellers and product review publishers. And to put a cherry on top, the Search Console folks also added a new API for URL Inspection. While launching new things is great for products, code health is just as important. To wit, the team cleaned up some legacy tools that had little impact on Google Search, such as the URL Parameter Tool and the International Targeting report.

Daniel, our team's resident Search Console spy, also didn't hold back: he taught us <