Google Search Console Sent Verification Emails To Webmaster By Accident

Aug 11, 2017 • 8:22 am | comments (4) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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Over the past 48 hours, some webmasters who use Google Search Console may have seen a bunch of new verification emails sent by the tool to their inbox. Some have reported receiving up to a 1,000 or so of these notifications. Obviously this is a bug.

Google's John Mueller confirmed the bug this morning in a hangout at the 53:07 mark saying it might be related to the beta Search Console things that are going on. He apologized about the confusion but he said there is nothing you should do and nothing wrong with your site.

He said:

I notified this as well. I think it started happening yesterday or the day before yesterday. And I looked into this with the Search Console team and from our point of view, nothing in the sense, that you are doing something wrong on your web site. It seems more like something on our side that we are mixing something up there and I believe it is related to the Search Console beta that we are working on. So maybe there is some kind of interaction there that they need to double check.

But it is not a sign that you need to make any changes on your web site or you got hacked or anything like that. But it is confusing and I am sorry to kind of fill your inbox with these kind of messages.

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