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Google Search Console to remove International Targeting report

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Google Search Console to remove International Targeting report

Google said it will continue to hreflang and the recommendations for managing multilingual and multiregional sites.

on August 24, 2022 at 5:37 am | Reading time: 1 minute

Google is deprecating the international targeting report in Google Search Console, the company announced. Google wrote, “The International Targeting report has been deprecated, and will be removed from Search Console soon.”

The report will go away on September 22, 2022.

The announcement. Here is the announcement:

The International Targeting report has been deprecated, and will be removed from Search Console soon. We continue to support hreflang and our recommendations for managing multilingual and multiregional sites still stand. https://t.co/yz4lsHhXhO

— Google Search Central (@googlesearchc) August 24, 2022

What was the international targeting report. Google’s International Targeting report was launched in 2014 and was used to monitor yourhreflangerrors, or to choose a country that should be prioritized for your search results.This report had the following sections:

  • TheLanguagesection: Monitor the usage and errorsofhreflangtags on your site.
  • TheCountrysection: Set a site-wide country target for your entire site, if desired.

International support going forward. Google said they will continue to support hreflang and continue to follow its recommendations for managing multilingual and multiregional sites still stand. You can read more on those recommendations over here.

Why we care. If you depend on this report for your international SEO efforts, well, you will now need to make the necessary adjustments to your SEO processes.


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