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

May 22, 2023 - 7:41 am 1 by

Robots Locked In Google Logo

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:

click for full size

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:


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google Spam Update, Volatility & Indexing Bug, AI Overviews, Google Maps Exploit, Ads, Applebot - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: June 24, 2024

Jun 24, 2024 - 10:00 am
Google Ads

Google Ads To Bring Automatically Created Assets To Ad Level?

Jun 24, 2024 - 7:51 am

Google Perspectives Can Show Instagram Posts

Jun 24, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Structured Data Carousel Guidance On How To Markup Multiple Items On Category Pages

Jun 24, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Maps

Google Using AI Overviews On Business Profiles Local Listings

Jun 24, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: When You Should Fix Pages 404 Status Codes

Jun 24, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Google Bulk Mobile-First Indexing Switch Batch Today (Last Batch Done)