Google Search Console Sitemaps Index Count Drops For All

May 13, 2016 - 7:28 am 16 by

Wrenches2 Google 1900px

There are tons of concerns and complaints on Twitter and on Google Webmaster Help that the index count in the Google Search Console sitemap report has drastically dropped. Meaning, Google is reporting that the pages Google has indexed of your web site has dropped.

Here is my report:

click for full size

You can see a drop of about 8,000 pages or 25% drop in the pages Google has indexed of my site.

I suspect this is an error, a bug, and that it really doesn't mean Google dropped 25% of my site from their index. Why? Because everyone else is noticing a similar issue.

And the threads I linked to above.

Google has not commented on the issue yet but I would not worry.

Forum discussion at Twitter and on Google Webmaster Help & WebmasterWorld.

Update: John Mueller from Google says it is likely a bug:


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google AI Overviews, Ranking Volatility, Web Filter, Google Ads AI Summaries & More - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 22, 2024

May 22, 2024 - 10:00 am
Google Updates

Google Search Ranking Volatility Spike Around May 22

May 22, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Ads

Google Ads In AI Overviews, AI Shopping Ads, Brand Profile Ads & More AI Ad Tools

May 22, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google & Bing Say Upgrade To WordPress 6.5 To Gain Lastmod Sitemap Support

May 22, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Unusual Surge In Google Search Console Product Snippets Search Performance

May 22, 2024 - 7:31 am
Bing Search

Bing Search Testing Tag Filters

May 22, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Google AdSense Impression Charts Now Available In Ad Review Center