Google Search Console API Removes App Indexing Features

SE Roundtable | August 27, 2019

This should come as no surprise, but Google has removed the app indexing features within the Search Console API. Google announced this on its blog the other day saying it "no longer support these Android app search appearance types." Google removed app indexing from the user interface back in February - so again, removing it from the API makes sense. Also, all those complaints about the indexed counts not showing up in the API. Google made sure to mention that as well, saying "Additionally, for the Sitemaps API, we're no longer populating data on indexing status of submitted sitemap files in the "Indexed" field." Does this mean it is gone forever? Specifically with the indexed count, Google may bring that back. John Mueller from Google said on Twitter "I'm still hopeful we can get the sitemaps indexed counts back."

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Machine learning, one of the key building blocks of AI, has been a part of the technological world since the 1950s, when the earliest programmers asked computers to make sense of large sets of data. Programmers have increasingly refined the ability of machines to study data in order to detect patterns that allow computers to then organise information, identify relationships, make predictions and detect anomalies. Today, modern applications of AI have already given us self-driving cars and virtual assistants and have helped us detect fraud and manage resources like electricity more efficiently. Sectors as diverse as retail, sports, banking, manufacturing and healthcare have all found applications for machine learning and AI.

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Wondershare | January 17, 2023

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