Wix integrates the URL Inspection API from Google

Google's Search Console URL Inspection API is used by Wix to bring additional SEO features.
SIA Team
August 11, 2022

The new Wix Site Inspection Tool now directly integrates Google’s URL Inspection API, giving users a simple approach to establishing and maintaining a strong online presence.

Users may now get information about how Google indexes a website and troubleshoot technical difficulties like structured data throughout the entire website.

“The tool will report any index status that Google is reporting, sometimes with easier language to understand. For example, it could be “crawled but not indexed” or “blocked by robots.txt” etc. Each index status detail will have a “learn more” link to an article explaining it and mentioning the common reasons why it could happen, with links to more relevant explanations. We also tell the users exactly what app and type of page each URL is so they can easily know where they need to take action.” Nati Elimelech, Head of SEO at Wix, said in their blog post published on August 11, 2022.

Meanwhile, in January 2022, Google announced a new Application Programming Interface (API) that enables the creation of programs that can access URL inspection data.

The launch of this so-called Search Console URL Inspection API was significant since it gave users the freedom to create distinctive approaches for gaining and utilizing invaluable data on how a site is doing in Google.

“The Search Console APIs are a way to access data outside of Search Console, through external applications and products. With the new URL Inspection API, we’re providing a new tool for developers to debug and optimize their pages. You can request the data Search Console has about the indexed version of a URL; the API will return the indexed information currently available in the URL Inspection tool.” Google said in January 2022 in their announcement.

This update is now available to Wix users on a Wix dashboard.