If you are a regular user of Google Search Console, you may experience an issue with the Google Search Console Performance data report not being updated or being delayed. Usually, this delay happens on Saturday and Sunday. As a regular Search Console user, I have seen report delay of 3 to 79 hours. Although temporary delays in data reporting can be frustrating, it’s important to remember that they do not compromise the accuracy of the eventually reported data. The good news is that this issue only affects the reporting part and does not impact website crawling, indexing, or ranking.
Here is what Google Search Central says about the update delay
Why does Google Search Console Data Report Update delay?
There are a few reasons why the update of Google Search Console Data Reports may experience delays.
- Traffic Change: Google Search Console caters to a vast number of websites, and fluctuations in platform traffic can result in delays in data reporting. Google’s systems may need time to accommodate the heightened demand and catch up with the increased usage.
- Technical Reasons: Google Search Console is a sophisticated software with intricate workings, making it susceptible to technical glitches. Delays in data reporting can occur due to various factors, including hardware failures, software bugs, or network outages.
- Google Algorithm Update: Google regularly updates its search algorithm to enhance user experience. However, these algorithm changes can occasionally cause delays in data reporting. Google takes careful measures to time its updates, ensuring a smooth data flow to Search Console.
What to do if you are experiencing a delay in data reporting in Google Search Console
Typically, delays in data reporting are temporary and tend to resolve spontaneously within a few hours or days.
Check Google Search Central Twitter Page: Google maintains a status page listing any known service issues. If there is a major issue with Search Console, it will be listed on their Twitter page.
Contact Google Support: In the event of a substantial delay in data reporting and if the matter is time-sensitive, we recommend contacting Google Search Console support for assistance.