Instead of making us follow these Amp non-standards, Google should give an AMP logo in Google search results and preference (the same as an amp site) if the load time of the page is under 100ms. So now you have a choice, either DIY or use Google's tech to make your site fast.
This way it will create dozens of tech companies competing with AMP focused on making the web faster - the end result that Google supposedly wants and this way everyone wins!
It will be like the new adwords. Looks pretty, but is missing half the features and eventually..once it comes out of its "beta" everyone who's been using this tool daily, will regret not staying on the older version.
Here is the link to the new search console:
My sites aren't available yet but looking forward to trying it
Doesn't work well in Firefox. WTF google?
Hangouts doesn't work. Now search console too?
Perhaps I'm missing something but why do we need a "console"?
Why can't we just post these search-engine related settings in a special file on our servers?
That way, we don't have to manage 10 consoles for 10 different search engines.
Bit of a weird introduction, as it does not contain a URL to the actual new console (apparently it has a different URL compared to the current 'webmaster tools').
Also, once you do find the URL, nothing seems to work (at least not for me on FF/chrome/safari). Can't see, select or add my websites to the console.
A link to the Search Console would have been great to have in the blog post.
Search console is the most powerful tool available for SEO. It's weird that it was neglected for so many years.
Nice to see they still work on it sometimes. 16 months of data is massive. Now you have to export everything every 3 months to keep historical data.
That was about time. I was always flabbergasted by how rough and confusing the search console was. I really like how Google are revamping their marketing/admin tools. The Google Optimize  tool is pretty nice and the only A/B testing tool I know that is already pretty powerful in the free tier. 0: https://www.google.com/analytics/optimize/features/
dang when i saw console i was like awesome! then i went to the website :( our definitions of console are different :(
How does it compare, feature wise to the old one?
fuck google. evil crap.
This is definitely a different era of google