Google Webmaster Tools Site Performance Lag

Mar 18, 2011 • 8:35 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Site SpeedIn 2009, site speed became a ranking factor and Google launched several tools for webmasters to track their site speed. One of those tools was launched in December 2009 and it was found within Google Webmaster Tools under the name site performance.

The tool has had its issues but those issues are popping up again. It is just about 30 days out of date now.

A Google Webmaster Help thread has complaints that the tool has not been updates for a while.

I checked several accounts and the latest data I have for that report is February 20th! Here is a screen shot:

Google SIte Performance

As you can see, that was a while ago.

Googler, Pierre Far said:

Thanks for the reports everyone. I've passed it on to the relevant team internally.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.

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Michael Scheel

03/18/2011 01:19 pm

Same for all my websites. Stuck exactly mid February.


03/18/2011 02:47 pm

I am having the same problem in my Google Places Dashboard. My analytics report abruptly ends as of February 27, 2011.


03/18/2011 11:25 pm

There seem to be myriad issues with Webmaster Tools with regard to the accuracy of its reports. For example, crawl frequency is completely unrelated to actual crawls, I see in our reports many, many crawl errors which reflect page/directory names that have not been in use for several years, yet are indicated to have been detected as recently as a few days ago, and many other such issues. Google: You're becoming the biggest threat to yourself. It ain't easy being on top, but you need to fight like crazy to stay there by maintaining your previously high level of quality in all respects. It's too easy for people to jump ship at the slightest irritation, and Webmaster Tools is extremely irritating in its inaccuracy. You have other products that have been sucking more and more, lately, but this is about WT ... take it from a customer who still thinks you're the best out there.

SEO services India

03/19/2011 03:32 am

We have noticed the same.

Small Business SEO

03/24/2011 05:38 pm

I've used 3rd party tools to test our website's speed and it comes in between 2 and 4 seconds every time. Google webmaster tools says my site load time is 30 seconds which is absurd even on 56k my site loads faster than that.... I hope they get the bugs out of this tool soon it has had bugs since day 1 it seems like...

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