Google Search Console to stop reporting on product results search in performance reports


Google Search Console will stop reporting on the product search results within the Performance reports in Search Console and the Search Console API starting in January 2024. Those websites that have product pages will soon no longer be able to click on the search appearance filter and see the product results option.

Announcement. Google posted this news at around 3:45 am ET on X, saying, “Earlier this year, Search Console split the Product results search appearance into two: Merchant listings and Product snippets. As a result, in January 2024 we’ll stop reporting the Product results search appearance, both in the Performance report and the API.”

Here is that post:

More details. Google is referring to back in March when Google Search Console broke out Merchant listings and Product snippets appearances. The then new Merchant listings and Product snippets search appearances can be viewed in two places in Search Console:

  • Merchant listings and product snippets reports as an overlay on top of the report charts
  • Performance report in the search appearance tab or through a filter

Why we care. If you use the product results search appearance filter within the performance reports in Google Search Console, you need to get ready for it to go away.

Less data is never good but Google will be removing that filter in about a month.

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