Webmasters Complain Of Google Structured Data Items Dropping

Jun 12, 2014 • 9:03 am | comments (8) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Webmaster ToolsI've received several reports from webmasters that the Google Structured Data report in Google Webmaster Tools is all of a sudden showing a huge drop in the items being reported.

Some are saying they've gone from 3,000 items to 250 or so items being reported in that tool.

Lucas Mayeur from Delegator sent me a screen shot of one of his clients going from 440 items down to 24 items:

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Google has not yet responded to the complaints about this on Google Webmaster Help but some TCs, top contributors, are saying these reports may have issues.

Have you noticed a large drop in your structured data items being reported? Check out your Google Webmaster Tools to be sure.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.

Update: A few days later, some are reporting the numbers are back to normal.

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Stuart David

06/12/2014 01:11 pm

Yeah I think there is some number issues, if you site: anyones images, huge drops, this happened not long ago and they said wait a while and will return Samples: Reddit: http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=site:reddit.com&hl=en&safe=off&tbo=d&sout=1&bih=841&tbm=isch&tbas=0&source=lnt BBC: http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=site:bbc.co.uk&hl=en&safe=off&tbo=d&sout=1&bih=841&tbm=isch&tbas=0&source=lnt CNN: http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=site:cnn.com&hl=en&safe=off&tbo=d&sout=1&bih=841&tbm=isch&tbas=0&source=lnt These sites above usually have billions! Now in million range

Tilak Bisht

06/12/2014 01:39 pm

Yes, my numbers is also go down from 585 to 258 on 10th June. Hope it will return.

Durant Imboden

06/12/2014 02:31 pm

I'm seeing that, too. It's probably just a reporting issue.


06/12/2014 05:12 pm

I see the drop in GWT but I do not see the drop in the SERPs... GWT says I have 16 structured products but I still see ratings and pricing in results for thousands of products... I think the problem is in GWT reporting.

Gaurav Srivastava

06/13/2014 04:56 am

I think this is a webmaster bug! Showing loss from 150 to 40 :( I am worried!


06/13/2014 08:08 am

I got a drop too ! And thanks for that post 'cause it has been 3 days I'm googling and searching about that and got anywhere else to go :)


06/13/2014 09:21 am

I see a drop from 407 to 27!!! That's really strange and frightening!

Robert Fisher

06/16/2014 12:17 pm

We have quite a few sites and largest went from 3950 to roughly 200 so huge. We do show FULL recovery on 6/15 so recheck. Many may already know this and have just not seen/reported due to weekend. Kudos to Lucas Mayeur and Delegator for the catch and SER for the report.

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