To track all the data for a whole domain, Google is introducing ‘Domain Properties‘ in Search Console.
This update consolidates http, https, www, and non-www into a single property, to get an aggregate view of your site’s performance and errors/warnings in a single Google Search Console property.
“Domain properties show data for all URLs under the domain name, including all protocols, subdomains, and paths.” said Google.
So now, regardless of whether you use m-dot URLS for mobile pages, or if you are migrating to the HTTPS set up, Search Console will be able to help a complete view of your site’s data.
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
It will make it easier for webmasters to understand the full picture of how Google “sees” their domain as a whole.
As Google stated, “If you already have DNS verification set up, Search Console will automatically create new domain properties for you over the next few weeks, with data over all reports, making it easier to manage your site, and to get a complete overview without having to manually combine data.”
STEPS TO ADD A NEW DOMAIN PROPERTY
- Go to the property selector in any Search Console Page.
- Choose and add a new domain property.
- Prove ownership of the domain with DNS verification.