Google Search Console Performance Report Average Position Metric Goes Missing (It's Now Fixed)

Apr 28, 2022 - 6:12 am 12 by

Google Data Drop

Starting about an hour or two ago Google dropped the average position metric filter from the Google Search Console performance report. This seems to be a bug and Google's Daniel Waisberg is looking into the issue. Do not panic, I really think this will come back soon.

Update: After a few hours of the average position metric going missing, it is now back. This story has been updated below.

Here is a great screenshot from Marie Haynes of it going away:

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Here is what the average position box should look like:

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Again, this started less than two hours ago and Google is checking into it:

Google has now confirmed it is a bug and will fix it very soon:

So this is everyone - it is widespread - and not just you.

The data is still available in the Google Search Console API, so I think this is just a user interface bug in Search Console. Which makes me wonder - did Google launch something new we should be looking for?

Update at 7:07am: That was quick, it is now returning slowly, you may need to refresh to see it:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: At 9:23am Google said it is fully resolved:

 

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