May 20, 2015
Google Webmaster Tools now Google Search Console
Google have announced the rename of Google Webmaster Tools to Google Search Console.
Next time you log in, you’ll see the new site.
It even has a new URL: g.co/SearchConsole
And, a new Logo !
The ten year old name for the toolset designed for webmasters, publishers and business owners is changing to Google Search Console.
Google says because the tool is not just for webmasters, it is for hobbyists, small business owners, SEO experts, marketers, programmers, designers, app developers and yes, Webmasters – but webmasters are just one segment of its user base. To make it more inclusive and not to scare away non-webmasters, Google renamed the tool.
Nothing else has changed with this name change, although Google is frequently adding new features to the tool.
Google’s Michael Fink, who is the product manager of Google Search Console said Google is “updated branding across the product over the coming weeks, so stay tuned.”