Google Search Console Star Wars Mode

For you webmasters and website owners out there, Google has a little treat for Star Wars Day (May The Force / Fourth be with you), in Google Search Console. They’ve added a theme you can activate with some goodies to brighten your day.

Google Star Wars Day: Getting Started

Upon logging in, you’ll notice a little icon in the top right of C-P3O:

Star Wars Google Theme Button
Star Wars Google Theme Button

Upon clicking it, easter eggs appear in Google Search Console Star Wars Day. Here is the welcome message:

Star Wars Google Theme Welcome Message
Star Wars Google Theme Welcome Message

Pretty neat, huh?

It reads:

STAR WARS DAY – MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU

Celebrate your Star Wars fandom with us today, May the 4th, the official Star Wars holiday!

Join the resistance against the Empire, or maybe just keep a lookout for Star Wars references.

You can join or leave this universe by clicking the button at the top of the screen.

May the 4th be with you!

Leaving the Galaxy

Speaking of leaving this universe, one of the easter eggs attempts to do just that! On the Performance report, there is a new filter: Galaxy: This.

Star Wars Google Search Console Performance Filter
Star Wars Google Search Console Performance Filter

Upon clicking the filter, you can … switch galaxies.

Star Wars Google Search Console Switch Galaxies
Star Wars Google Search Console Switch Galaxies

But don’t get your hopes up too much, our technology isn’t there yet, unfortunately :(.

Star Wars Google Search Console Unsupported Galaxy
Star Wars Google Search Console Unsupported Galaxy

Sad pandas.

But don’t forget you’re lightsaber, you’ll still need it! You can pick one up on a few of the pages with graphs, like Coverage and Mobile usability. Check it out:

Star Wars Google Search Console Lightsaber
Star Wars Google Search Console Lightsaber

It also animates as you click through different filters, with sound (no sound was recorded in this gif, you’ll have to check it out for yourself).

There are some other easter eggs as well, but we’ll leave you to find them! Thanks Google, this made the day just a little brighter.

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