Is Google Search Console Lost Data Affect Your Website Indexing?
Previously I mentioned about Google Search Console Indexing Bug, which was confirmed in a tweet by Google and said that de-indexing issue should be resolved very soon. It means that the data was completely lost from April 9 to April 25th, accept the performance report.
Here I like to share screenshot of data coverage report to visualize it:
You might be seen a huge up and down due to Google Search Console Lost Data, which could affect your indexing report. For example, if the data aggregation methods is change or there is a logging error, you might see a drop or bump in your chart. This page records known issues that might affect your data.
Google Search Console Lost Data:
April 9-25, 2019
Search Console experienced a data outage that ceased on April 26. The outage affected all reports except the Performance report. All missing data from April 9-25 was replaced with the data from April 26, when data began to be available again.
April 5, 2019
Because of internal management of our Search index, some pages of your websites might have been dropped from our index for a period of a few days without any action on your part. The matter has been resolved, no further action from your side is needed.
April 3, 2019
For most enhancement reports, data is now being collected from more pages than previously reported. Because of this, you might see an increase in issues and affected items/pages on these reports.
According to Google Webmaster:
The issue with missing fresh data in the indexing reports in Search Console has been resolved. The only report that still needs some time to update is the backlinks report. Thanks for your patience!
So it means that 16 days of data is completely gone for all report except Performance report. Now it is not possible to see how Google Search Console Lost Data can badly effect your website due to indexing bug from April 5 to April 25, 2019.
I want to say that keep mind do not add the stats from April 5 to 25, when making or preparing reports for your clients. This is newly added bug come with manual actions in the Google Search Console which was recently started yesterday in the afternoon. See more details at Twitter.