The URL Inspection Tool Google now displays the canonical URL discovered by Google. Google removes the command info, saying it was "relatively underutilized" and the new URL inspection tool now provides users with much of this data.
The command info, used in syntax like info: searchengineland.com, returns the canonical URL of a specific URL you entered using this syntax info:. The URL inspection tool will show you the canonical URL for a URL you enter anyway. So, Google said that the information control was no longer necessary.
previously, the info command showed not only the canonical URL for the, but also links to the cache, Similar pages, ties (they also deleted), the site's Web pages and corresponding terms. Google has removed most of the data in November 2017.
- prior to November 2017, it looked like this:
- after November 2017, it looked like this:
When is this happening? Soon, the command info will not return any result.
"We have also modified the tool URL inspection so that it displays all the canonical information selected by Google for a URL, not just those properties that you manage in the research console. With this change, we also withdraw the command info:. It was another way to explore the canonical. There was relatively little used and the URL of the inspection tool provides a more complete solution to help publishers with the URL ",
Canonical URL section in the inspection tool. henceforth, when you run a URL in the URL inspection tool, canonical declared by the user and the canonical selected by Google are displayed. The canonical option selected by Google is the selected URL by Google as authoritative version of this page. Other versions may be shown in search results, depending on factors such as the type of user device or language. This option is not available in the live test, because Google selects a canonical URL only after indexing a page.
Why It Matters Now, to see the URL that Google thinks is the canonical URL, you must have a verified site access into the Google search console and connect this URL to URL inspection tool. previously, you could use the command info in public Google search box.
For more details, visit the Google blog.