Google Search Console Shows How Slow Google Can Process Changes

Aug 9, 2018 • 7:49 am | comments (3) by twitter | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Dennis Miller shared a screen shot on Twitter of a screen in the new Google Search Console that shows the first detected error for a page was detected on April 24, 2018. Then on May 8, 2018 he submitted a fix to be validated and Google, after 90 days, almost 3 months, said the validation test has passed. Yes, it took Google 90 days to mark the validation as passed.

Here is the screen shot:

Google's John Mueller responded to the criticism around the delay saying on Twitter that Google tries "to be transparent even when it looks weird." He added that sometimes "slow servers + "unimportant" URLs can make this take time."

Transparency is a good thing but man that was a long time!

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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