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Google Adds Star Wars Easter Eggs to Search Console May 4th

It’s almost May the 4th – the official day celebrating George Lucas’s Star Wars franchise – and it looks like Google added a couple of Easter Eggs this year.

I happened to be doing some work on a client side when I noticed this little guy up here in the top right of the header.

At first I thought it was some some-sort of DJ. I don’t know why. Maybe it looked like a head wearing headphones?

Either way it’s C3PO and you can go right up there and give him a click. When you do, you’ll get a little title crawl asking if you want to activate the Easter Eggs.

Once you do, not a lot is different around the console, but there’s a couple of nice touches and one that scared the hell out of me.

Head down to your Coverage and…

This little ditty with the lightsabers honestly spooked the bejesus out of me.

I was wearing headphones with the volume turned high, with my music turned low. Needless to say, it sounded like someone was drawing a lightsaber right next to me.

Depending on what you have selected, it will change colour from red, to orange to green and even a really odd-looking grey one.

Fortunately, the others are less intense and kinda fun.

When you go to examine errors, warnings or other indexation issues, you get greeted by these little guys.

Very apt observation there, Chewbacca. (and may he rest in piece)

Most are iconic characters and some are pretty well played.

There’s another couple of secrets hidden around the search console that are worth looking up.

I haven’t checked to see what other products have Easter Eggs like this, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this wasn’t the only one.

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