Now Google Search Console Manual Actions Are Buggy

May 1, 2019 • 7:26 am | comments (16) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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Just when you thought the bugs were over, we have a new batch of them within Google Search Console. This one is specific to the manual actions viewer. Google's John Mueller confirmed this morning after numerous reports starting yesterday afternoon that there is something wrong with the manual action viewer.

Marie Haynes was one of the first to report this to me on Twitter saying "We have three clients now that appear to have manual actions expire/clear up on their own. These can certainly expire, but it's odd to have 3 do it on one day."


I immediately checked the support forums but only found one other complaints. Rest assured, as time went on, other complaints started popping up both on Twitter and within the support forums and if this happened to you, you are 100% not alone.

John Mueller from Google said on Twitter "Something weird does seem to be happening there. I got some examples from folks and the team here is taking a look. I'll post an update once I know more."

Like I said, there are now numerous complaints in the Google Webmaster Help Forums and a bunch on Twitter:

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Anyway, Google is looking into the bugs and will update us when this one is resolved as well!

Forum discussion at Twitter and Google Webmaster Help Forums.

Update: And later on in the day the manual actions are back as they should be:

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