Google Search Console performance report delayed but Google will fix the issue

At the time of writing this story, the reports were delayed by over 65 hours.

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The Google Search Console performance reports are currently significantly delayed, mine is now showing it is over 65 hours delayed. Typically, these reports are updated within 4 hours, so this is a significant delay.

Google is aware. Google is aware of the delay and the team is working on fixing the issue. This is not uncommon, but a 65 or more hour delay is somewhat unusual for these Search Console reports.

John Mueller, a Google Search representative, posted on Twitter, “Sometimes things are just a bit slow,”
“Sorry for the delays with the data,” he added. He also said that this “doesn’t mean that there isn’t another search update happening, it’s just that this is definitely not a sign of a search update.”

What it looks like. Here is a screenshot of the delay, where I see “last updated: 65 hours ago.”

Google Search Console Delay

Why we care. There is no reason to panic, Google will fix the issue and you will get your data. It might take some time, so check back later today or tomorrow, but I am sure the data will return.

Again, this is not uncommon and a delay in this reporting doesn’t represent or signal any other changes at Google, such as a Google search update or other issues.

Postscript. Google posted an update on Twitter several hours later:

Postscript 2. It seems Google has fixed the issue and as of 10:30 am ET on May 31st, the reports are showing data as of 7 hours ago, as opposed to 70 hours ago. You can now hopefully prepare your month end reporting properly.

About the author

Barry Schwartz
Barry Schwartz is a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on Twitter here.

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