Google Search Console upgrades to new item classification system
Google has completed the transition of Search Console properties to an updated item classification system.
Google began this work two months ago to help Search Console users focus on critical issues.
To achieve this goal, Google Search Console no longer groups URLs or items at the top level into three or more state categories.
Previously, Search Console reported categorizing URLs with Valid, Warning, and Error labels.
You will see items in Search Console grouped into two broad states to show whether they are valid or invalid.
Invalid means that the page or element has a critical issue related to the specific report, and Valid means that the element has no critical issues (but may still contain warnings).
The implications for the new acceptable and unacceptable identifiers are different depending on the type of report. Google specifies what this means for each affected report.
Google Search Console report updates – What’s changing?
The Search Console still classifies individual issues as errors, warnings, or good. What changes is that these classifications are now implied by colors and icons rather than text labels.
These are changes that carry over to individual Search Console reports:
Coverage (page indexing):
Tolerable and Tolerable pages with warnings are grouped into the Indexed state.
Problems with errors and Excluded are grouped into the Not Indexed state.
Key Web Indicators: In the report, pages are now grouped into two tables: one table for poor/needy to improve and one for good pages.
Mobile Usability: Categories are now Unused and Use.
AMR Report: The first table shows AMR pages that are affected by critical issues, while the second table shows non-critical issues.
Expanded Results Reports:
The first table shows rich results affected by critical issues, while the second table shows non-critical issues.
The top-level verdict for a URL will be one of the following three categories:
URL is in Google
The URL is in Google, but there are issues
The URL is not in Google.
To be clear, Google Search Console does not add or remove data from reports. This change only affects how problems are classified.
You have access to all the information available before this update.