After many speculations from the users, Google has finally updated on Monday via Twitter that Google Search Console reporting is taking longer than usual to give out the Index Coverage Report. Search Console reporting provides sufficient information about the pages of a website that help in their indexing and ranking.
In Search Console Reporting, the site owners make different groups on the basis of their ability to be indexed. It also gives them insight as to why a search engine crawler cannot index a specific page. In this way, site owners can identify any crawling issues and can address them effectively.
However, the Google Search Console Reporting issues can put the site owners in real confusion.
According to the official Tweet from Google, only reporting is facing complications. The crawling, indexing, and ranking features are working just fine. The announcement reads as:
“We’re currently experiencing longer than usual delays in the Search Console Index Coverage report. This only affects reporting, not crawling, indexing, or ranking of websites. We’ll update here once this issue is resolved. Thanks for your patience!”
What will be affected?
With the official statement from Google, it is quite clear that the crawlers can still crawl the pages. Moreover, the indexing and ranking of web pages are happening as it always did. However, the report may not show the recently published or indexed pages.
This might be a bit frustrating, but we know it’s not unprecedented that Google Search Console Reporting is delayed. It has happened several times before, and it usually takes a few days to even weeks. However, to mitigate the problem’s intensity, site owners can check if their page has been indexed or not by using the “site:” operator.
For example, find it as: (Search query) site:Your-domain.com
If Google shows the result, that means your content is indexed.
So, how long will it take to report just fine again?
As per the reports, it’s still difficult to say. Google has not provided any obvious time frame or date. However, John Mueller – a representative of Google, has stated that the reporting would be fine “soon.”
The Tweet from John Mueller reads as: “It looks like they’re a bit behind, but I heard they should be catching up soon again. Sorry for the delay!”
All that site owners can do right now is to wait patiently for Google to resolve the issue.