Google's Search Console used to have a section where it showed the main keywords for your site, as Google saw them. However, I can't find it anywhere now. The funny thing is, if you search Google itself for "Google Search Console keyword list", the first result is:


But if I visit that site, I get a 404.

Did I miss something? Did Google announce its removal somewhere?

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Content Keywords was removed from Google Search Console at the end of November.

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    Good riddance. I've never found any utility in that feature and we regularly got questions here asking why a certain keyword appeared in that report even though it never seemed to matter what was reported. Dec 27, 2016 at 14:31
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    @StephenOstermiller I thought it was quite useful and I miss it. It showed 'top pages' for keywords which was great. It was useful to show people using iframes/etc how their content wasn't being found properly. Also was useful to spot a hacked site since a number of bad keywords would show in the tool. Just because people misunderstand it doesn't mean it should have been removed :(
    – grg
    Dec 27, 2016 at 14:50
  • Except that I found the so-called keywords were pure unfiltered bull squirt. In all the years, I have not found any of the words to be used in search to find any site. It never made sense to me.
    – closetnoc
    Dec 27, 2016 at 15:02

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