Google to retire the URL Parameters tool in Search Console

Google this week announced the deprecation of the URL Parameters tool in Search Console. It will happen in 1 month.

URL Parameters tool in Search Console
URL Parameters tool in Search Console

Google this week announced the deprecation of the URL Parameters tool in Search Console. It will happen in 1 month.

Google says it is better at guessing which parameters are useful on a site and which are useless. According to Google, only 1% of the parameter configurations currently specified in the URL Parameters tool are useful for crawling, and because of the low value of the tool, Google is deprecating it.

URL Parameters tool in Google Search Console
URL Parameters tool in Google Search Console

With the URL Parameters tool, site owners had granular control over how Google crawled their site by specifying how certain parameters affect the content on their site.

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