Google is changing and how they show some of the issues within Google Search Console for the AMP enhancement report now. Google said they will combine some specific issue types into fewer generalized issue types within report in an effort designed to the separate issues into more manageable groups for webmasters tool.
What is AMP enhancement report? This report helps you for fix errors that prevent your AMP pages appearing in Google Search results with AMP-specific features.
What is changing? Google said they are combining some specific issue types into fewer generalized issue types. like old specific issues that were for
1 The attribute title in tag ‘1’ is set to dog, which is incorrect
2 The attribute title in tag ‘1’ is set to cat, which is incorrect would be grouped into this single generic error the attribute title in tag ‘1’ is incorrect.
What to look out for?
When migration of consolidation of errors is complete, you will see increase in generic issue types with a corresponding decrease the specific issue types that were combined into the general type, Google said. Do not panic, this is only because Google grouping issues into a more generic category. It doesn’t necessarily mean more errors.
Why is Google doing this?
Google said this will simplify issue types into the more manageable groups for you. But will this give you the less actionable data? We’ll see it.
Verifying fixes won’t work.
Google said that during migration of the data you will not be able to verify issues as fixed in the Google Search Console. Google also will be updating historical data for previous three months of data, starting in September 2018.
Why you should care.
Now with any changes to Google Search Console reports, marketers, webmasters & SEOs need to know what the report means, what the numbers within them represent & what changes impact outcome of such metrics.