Google reported it has been upgrading the API for Google Search Console. In spite of the fact that Google said “the API is backward compatible and there are currently no changes in scope or functionality,” there are a few changes you must know about.
The Changes Are
Cloud Platform Dashboard –
There is a slight change in the Cloud Platform Dashboard with a drop in the old API report and an increase in the new, as shown in the image given below.
API Key Restriction Changes –
If there is any previous key on API, it may be user have to change with this update
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“Here is what you need to do if you did this:
To check if you have an API restriction active on your API key, follow these steps in the credentials page and make sure the Search Console API is not restricted. If you have added an API restriction for your API keys you will need to take action by August 31.
In order to allow your API calls to be migrated automatically to the new API infrastructure, you need to make sure the Google Search Console API is not restricted.
- If your API restrictions are set to “Don’t restrict key” you’re all set.
- If your API restrictions are set to “Restrict key”, the Search Console API should be checked as shown in the image below.”
Discovery Document Changes –
If the software used is questioning the accuracy of the API, then it needs an update.
“Google will be dropping support in the Webmasters discovery document. Google said its “current plan is to support it until December 31, 2020” but promises to provide more “guidance in the coming months.”
If software made by the user, use Search Console API or use software services that use Search Console API, then development must know about this and make the suitable changes