Unusual AMP Crawl Issues Reported In Google Search Console Starting May 12th

May 22, 2023 - 7:41 am 1 by

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If you still use AMP on your site, then go to the AMP enhancements report in Google Search Console and filter by "crawl issues." You may see a spike in the number of crawl issues reported on and going forward from May 12th.

Lino Urunuela first reported this on Twitter last week and I was hoping it would be resolved by this week, but it does not seem to be. Here is what I see for some Search Console profiles I have access to:

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Here are more screenshots from Lino Urunuela:

Many others are noticing the same issue. It is hard to know if this is a Google Search Console bug or something else. But I know a ton of people are noticing this issue and my guess, this is a bug with Search Console and that you don't need to take any action. If I am wrong, I will update this story.

John Mueller of Google actually responded, saying, "Interesting, I'll look around. Thanks!"

John added after I posted this, on Mastodon, "The crawl error numbers there are super-low, so while the graph looks "scary" (jumps up!) the absolute numbers are pretty insignificant. (at least all of the ones I checked). Still curious though."

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: May 26th, John Mueller of Google now says the fix should be out soon:


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