Reporting Delay In Google Webmaster Tools Search Queries

Sep 30, 2013 • 8:08 am | comments (9) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Webmaster ToolsThe forums are getting restless over a Google Webmaster Tools reporting delay, specifically with the search queries report.

According to the reports in both WebmasterWorld and Google Webmaster Help, the reports have not updated in seven-days! Yes, since September 23rd, 2013 the data in the search queries report has not been updated.

I can confirm the issue with my own sites:

Google Webmaster Tools Query Data Delay

Why? Possibly a bug or maybe a new feature being rolled out soon?

We know that Google promised to give us one years worth of data for the search query report. We also know virtually 100% of search query referrer data has been stolen from us. So maybe Google has something in the works? Or maybe it is just a typical Google reporting delay?

Most of Google's Top Contributors and Google representatives who would be on top of this are at Google this week for the Top Contributors summit. So maybe they are unaware of the issue and have not reported it yet to be fixed?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld and Google Webmaster Help.

Update: John Mueller from Google responded saying:

Thanks for posting, everyone! The team is aware of the problem and working on speeding that data back up again. Thanks for your patience in the meantime.

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