Glitch In Google Discover Data Reporting In Search Console

Google has acknowledged a glitch in Google Discover data reporting with Search Console. They also informed users to expect a significant decline in Google Discover Performance reports for their websites.

Google Discover Performance Report

Why is this issue persisting?

Google says that this glitch in Google Discover reporting exists due to some “internal logging issues”. The Google Discover reports for May 12 to May 15, 2020, have not been logged. Most likely, the data recording in the Search Console in Discover Performance Reporting during this period will be inaccurate.

When will the issue be resolved?

Google is currently working on resolving this problem, with the possibility of coming up with a patch soon. Whether the data between May 12-May 15, 2020 will be retrieved, however, is still a question. Google has ensured that this is a pure reporting problem and does not impact the traffic on Google Discover in any way.

Key Learning

  1. Glitches in Google Discover Reporting is not something new. Google reported a similar glitch between Dec 8-13, 2019, which was resolved soon.
  2. The Google Discover data from May 12-May 15, 2020, will not be logged into your Search Console. We suggest you to not rely on these numbers when you are making reports. Also, when reporting the Google Discover Performance data to your clients, make sure you highlight this glitch. 
  3. If you see a dip during these days in Google Discover traffic, it’s most likely due to this bug in reporting. You don’t need to worry, as there was no actual drop in traffic. The issue is expected to be fixed by Google soon.

Comment down below and let us know if this bug has affected your Google Discover Reporting.

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