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Google renamed Webmaster Tools to Search Console in May 2015. The resolution from this old question was to add google-search-console as a synonym, with a view to making it the "master" some time later.

It's now (much) later, is it time to change this tag? Google Trends suggests that the newer term has now overtaken the old one.

  • Thank you for bringing this up. I was thinking just last week that it was overdue by now. – Stephen Ostermiller Jan 9 '17 at 16:11
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It is time to make the change. should now be the canonical tag.

One of the criteria brought up last time was which is used more.

In other words, "search console" is used in questions about 25 times per month and "webmaster tools" is used about 16 times per month.

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