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Google Webmaster Tools - Is it ever gonna update?

 6:14 pm on Jun 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Anyone got any idea what's going on with GWT these days? I have 60-some sites in my account, and about the only thing that's being updated regularly is the Home Page Crawl where it tells me when Googlebot last successfully hit my home page:

1. For all of May, there were no stats for the highest pagerank page - all my accounts only showed for April, March and February. Today there is a line for May, but it says "Data is not available at this time." I don't know if this has anything to do with the fact that half my pages say that TBPR is unavailable at this time as well, but that's annoying too.

2. My Query Stats are at least two weeks old if not older - they're still showing my 950'd pages as ranking at #1 and #2 (insult to injury!)

3. My links haven't been updated for maybe TWO months, if not more. I know this because for some clients, I track 'em in Excel.

4. I removed some URLs, but over a week later, their removal is still marked as "pending" - never took that long before.

I realize this is a free tool and I'm grateful to have it, but nowadays it's hardly worth logging in to check on things, and it doesn't exactly inspire confidence in the product.



 6:34 pm on Jun 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Oh yea, and the javascript "sites" button in the upper right hand of the screen doesn't work if you have a lot of sites in your account - you can't scroll, because as soon as you mouse-out, it closes.


 6:57 pm on Jun 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

I also noticed this.. What is the point of the inlink section if it never updates?


 8:49 pm on Jun 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

I do have the same problem I am going to flag this massage my Page analysis and web site statistics never changed even after I have added several pages and my inbount links has doubled?!


 9:31 pm on Jun 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

It's FREE, what do you expect?


 4:00 am on Jun 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Google is not updating my web site information, except for the site map links and the spider rate visit, non of the links, and Page analysis has been updated though I did several changes to the site and added several pages. Do you know if I need to do anything to let google reread the whole site?

[edited by: tedster at 5:40 pm (utc) on Feb. 19, 2008]
[edit reason] moved from another location [/edit]


 10:09 am on Jun 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

I've had an update this morning. A different backlink total for the first time in maybe 3-4 months.

And... my backlink total has fallen! God dammit!

Oliver Henniges

 7:29 pm on Jun 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

> I've had an update this morning.

Same for me as it seems.

> And... my backlink total has fallen! God dammit!

If you take a closer look, it seems as if in particular a number of scraper directories have been wiped out, which is not that negative at all, but obviously a step towards more quality.

I assume there may be a connection with that new "report paid links" tool in WC (ist that really the abbreviation for webmaser central?;), which we discussed here [webmasterworld.com].

[edited by: Oliver_Henniges at 7:33 pm (utc) on June 15, 2007]


 8:41 pm on Jun 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

I assume there may be a connection with that new "report paid links" tool in WC

Oliver - You think they are not showing you links that they believe are paid? That would certainly be interesting, but is way more feedback than I would expect them to give. Makes it to easy for link purchasers to determine which are no longer good links...


 8:55 pm on Jun 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

Probably low on the priorities list of things to do at Google..
Whomever (individual/team) is managing this is probably on other projects for now..

Give it some time...it's a good resource and should eventually have some work done on it again...

Oliver Henniges

 10:43 pm on Jun 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

trakkerguy, I always thought I was paranoid, but now I found my master. I bow my head in modesty...


 11:27 pm on Jun 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

looks like they finally updated the links today.


 9:04 pm on Jun 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

Maybe this can be explained by Vanessa Fox's departure from Google. [vanessafoxnude.com...] (She's leaving because the webmaster tools aren't what they should be ... or the webmaster tools aren't what they should be because the product manager was checked out).


 5:00 pm on Jun 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

Mine finally updated so hopefully yours did as well. My ranks have not moved significantly since Late March, the same time as the previous WMT update. J


 5:31 pm on Jun 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

I look after about 60 sites and use this tool. I'm fairly certain that the rankings and click data (like the link: query) are a random sampling.

The 20 results are definitely NOT in order of demand (i.e. most popular phrase would be number 1). I have a fair few sites that are in the top 100 for some one word super-terms but they never show up.

In fact whilst I am grateful for it because it's free I would far rather pay for a complete tool!

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