Putting “out with the old, in with the new” norm to use- Google turns new version of the Search console aloud and active. This clearly suggests that Google has finally laid old search console to rest.

The announcement. Google said, “Today we are reaching another important milestone in our graduation journey, we are saying goodbye to many old Search Console reports, including the home and dashboard pages.”

Redirect. Google is now changing the course or redirecting all attempts to reach the old Google Search Console into the new born Google Search Console interface. Although there are several legacy reports that standstill to be migrated over or replaced in the new interface. However, those reports will be accessible via an option in the newly active Google Search Console christened as “legacy tools and reports”. With this you will be able to access those legacy tools and reports via the links.

PS: Not all of those links work well when you have to set up domain properties in the new Google Search Console. So, make sure to pre-view your old properties to access those reports.

These Tools Will Stay Up Until Google Finds 1-to-1 Replacement:

  • Remove URLs tool
  • Crawl stats report
  • Robots.txt testing tool
  • URL Parameters tool
  • International targeting
  • Google analytics association
  • Data highlighter tool
  • Messages report
  • Crawl rate settings
  • Email preferences
  • Web tools

Why It Matters?

This matters a lot as it is a considerable change for SEOs who were well-acquainted and very much comfortable with the old interface. Google is slowly removing features from the age-old interface, but some SEOs continued to cling on to it. Therefore, its high time that you get used to the new interface and explore the new option to see some of the legacy reports.


Ritu from PageTraffic is a qualified Google Ads Professional and Content Head at PageTraffic. She has been the spear head for many successful Search Marketing Campaigns and currently oversees Content Marketing operations of PageTraffic in India.