Regular expression and further data filtering have been added to Google Search Console

Updated: Apr 13

This morning, Google revealed a couple of enhancements to the Google Search Console results reports. Support for standard expressions in the output report filters has been added, and the comparison mode's data filtering has been enhanced.

Regular expressions are just that: regular expressions. We've been expecting Google Search Console to embrace normal expressions for the past year or so, and now it's finally here. Regex, or regular expressions, are a form of advanced search and replace for strings of words or characters.

You will find it in the performance report under a question or page filter, pick the dropdown menu, and choose "Custom." You would be able to construct more complex queries and pages as a result of this.

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In comparison mode, data filtering has been improved. In the comparison mode, Google has also enhanced data filtering to “fully endorse cases where more than one metric is selected.” Google also said it made it easier to compare results side by side, which resulted in “nearly doubling the area available for the data table,” according to the company.

For queries and pages filters, regex support is also available in the comparison mode.

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