Google announced today that it truly is adding alerts for Search Queries data to Webmaster Tools to enrich its recently rolled out Crawl Errors alerts.
You can get the alerts forwarded for your inbox whenever you join email forwarding in Webmaster Tools.
“We all know lots of you check Webmaster Tools daily (thanks !), but not everybody has the time to watch the health in their site 24/7,” says Webmaster Tools tech lead Javier Tordable in a blog post. “It is usually time consuming to investigate each of the data and identify the largest issues. To make it a bit easier we’ve been incorporating alerts into Webmaster Tools. We process the info to your site and check out to detect the events which may be finest for you.”
“The quest Queries feature in Webmaster Tools shows, among other things, impressions and clicks to your top pages over the years,” says Tordable. “For many sites, these numbers follow regular patterns, so when sudden spikes or drops occur, it could make sense to see into what caused them. Some changes are thanks to differing demand to your content, other times they’re because of technical issues that have to be resolved, including broken redirects. As an instance, a gradual stream of clicks which suddenly drops to zero might be worth investigating.”
He also notes that Google remains to be engaged on the sensitivity threshold for the messages.