Google's Indexing Bug Spreads Like A Virus To Coverage Report, URL Inspection Tool & More


The Google de-indexing bug, which took about 6 days to resolve and is supposedly resolved as of last Thursday is now causing issues within Google Search Console. The coverage and enhancement reports, as well as the URL Inspection tool are all impacted according to Google.

It is like this single bug is spreading like a virus to other parts of Google.

Google posted on Twitter confirming a lot of the issues that began surfacing after the indexing issue was resolved. Such as Google Search Console coverage reports showing huge dips in indexing after the bug was resolved (yes, showing drops after the issue was resolved, not during). Also, many were having issues using the URL inspection tool, where it was not showing the live status of the report – again, because of the indexing issue Google said.

Here are the tweets from Google:

Search Console is still recovering from the indexing issue we reported on last week. As a result, index coverage and enhancement reports were not updated recently & URL Inspector might not reflect live status, at the moment.

— Google Webmasters (@googlewmc) April 15, 2019

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