Google is testing removing the requirement to click on the “tools”

Every webmaster uses Google Search to perform any kind of searching activity on it to get the relevant results. As you all know that GS is a significant service from Google. Do you think Google will not test any kind of feature into it? I am writing this article to let you people aware that Google is testing always open search tools options. What Google actually doing is that it is testing removing the requirement to click on the “tools” to toggle any options. But why Google is testing to remove the option and what other options are available for users to avail of the features.

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Image Credit: @Ramana_Tula on Twitter

Don’t you want to know more about this new testing of Google? I know you all would be craving to know. So let’s get started now.

Google is now removing the “tools” section tab

It’s been two days that the SEO industry talking about the testing removing “tools” that Twitter user Raman tweeted on October 29. Let me tell you that Google Search has a “tools” feature that when you do a search and you want to filter the search results by more options, such as any time or type of result. To perform a search, you just need to click on “tools” to show the filter options.

The screenshot shared by Raman on Twitter shows that the tools button is missing and only shows the filters by default.

No doubt, the tools option is helpful for users to perform search results of any time or any type of result in real-time. Now the tools option is removed not officially, but Google is just testing it as of now.

Is there any alternative for the tools option that Google is releasing?  

We all know Google very well because whenever Google makes any kind of changes or test anything, it always eases users’ experience by releasing alternative options. So now that Google is testing removing the tools options, the company is also testing another feature for its users. Want to know what other thing Google is testing? Let me tell you that Google is testing showing the filters immediately without you having to click on the “tools” link.

It seems that Google is trying to enhance users’ experience by allowing them to access direct options.

Let’s dig little deeper and talk about Google Search Console.

Why every website user should use Google Search Console?

Like Google search, Google Search Console is also a free service that Google offers to every webmaster in the digital industry. Through GSC, any site owner can analyze the site performance and get to know what’s lacking in the site, and things which are required to improve.

So do you think it is crucial for every site owner to use the Google search console? I would say it is a must to use to check the performance of the website in real-time. And this is the main purpose of the Google search console to easily track the performance of your website. Moreover, you can also get to know what part of your website needs work. For example, if your site is facing an increasing number of crawler errors that need to be fixed at any cost. Not just it, you will also get mail notifications when GSC sees new errors in your site. Therefore, everyone with a website should learn how to use it.

Some of the services that Google Search Console offers to its users:

  • Helps you show which sites link to your website.
  • Allows you to fix indexing problem and you can also request re-indexing of new or updated content.
  • You get to receive alerts when Google encounters indexing, spam, or other issues on your site.
  • It also confirms that Google can find, crawl, and index your site.
  • Displays Google search traffic data for your site. Data like how often your site appears in Google search, which search queries show your site, how often searchers click through for those queries, and much more.
  • It helps you troubleshoot issues for AMP, mobile, usability, and other search features.

Final words

In the final section, I want to tell you that no one needs to fret by the removal of the ‘tools’ option within Google search. Google is just testing the removal as of now and has not made any official announcement. However, Google is doing this just to enable you to directly access the filters without needing to click on the tools option. Until Google makes any other changes in Google search, you must wait for the next update.

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