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GSC Crawl Update - 16 Days Late

     
7:12 pm on Jun 8, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Over the last few weeks, I have seen a few mentions that the Google Crawl data has not been updated since May 23.
I looked this morning - still the 23rd. It is now 16 days late.
Is this some kind of record?

What do YOU read into this? Have you heard any explanation? Seems like a straightforward, uncomplicated measurement.
I say it is weird, with no comment from the plex.

And you say ... ?
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9:51 pm on June 8, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Lot of things look broken at Googleplex since last December...
1:40 am on June 9, 2018 (gmt 0)

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It would be wise not to let personal feelings replace a professional business assessment. According to StatCounter Google still has over 90% global search market share [gs.statcounter.com...] . In April, Google reported an 84% increase in profits, beating the $6.4 billion estimate and reporting $9.4 billion. Google also ranks as a top company for brand loyalty. So it would be wise to respect Google and realize that they are doing something right even if they might not be ranking all of our websites #1.

Google is not primarily interested in helping webmasters. Their primary focus is on profits. Webmasters can endanger Google profits by spamming so Google is not looking to help us too much. GSC is a low priority when it comes to budgets & computer resources. No webmaster should rely too much on Google for data to run their website. Establish your own set of reliable tools and treat GSC data as a bonus.
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Lot of things look broken at Googleplex since last December
A GSC report has nothing to do with Googleplex, Google's Mountain View headquarters.

GSC reports have always had bugs and lag times. That's nothing new. Most of those reports have actually become faster & more efficient lately.
3:28 am on June 9, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Wow. I'll just shut up. No problem.
I am aware of everything that was stated above.
Not good to ask too many impertinent questions, apparently.
Apparently, abject fealty is required. Soor-ry. I may be hanging with the wrong crowd.
But I am trainable. I will shut up. Go along to get along. I feel like Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke.
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4:04 am on June 9, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Google is not primarily interested in helping webmasters.

If this is true then we are pretty fortunate bunch. Over the past year or so Google has been updating GSC and has added many new and powerful features. My guess (pure speculation) is that they may be preparing to roll-out the next phase of improvements possible a new crawl report.

No webmaster should rely too much on Google for data to run their website

GSC provides data that is unique to GSC most notably impressions, keywords (what left of it) and CTR from search data. There is no other source for this data so we have no other choice but to rely on it.
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My guess (pure speculation) is that they may be preparing to roll-out the next phase of improvements possible a new crawl report.
You are aware of the *new* GSC right?

The link is a the top of the left sidebar "Try the new Search Console." It's got a more HTML5 look. However some report data may be incomplete at this early stage (explained in the Coming Soon link.)

@Sally_Stitts - the crawl report in the *new* GSC is only 5 days behind :)
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A GSC report has nothing to do with Googleplex

This was a metaphor, but I guess that this is also reserved to some members too.
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You are aware of the *new* GSC right?

Yes, that is my point. But there is no crawl report in the "new" GSC, yet.
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@NickMNS - The *new* GSC likely updates and populates data independently for each account just like its predecessor.

In my personal GSC account and the account I watch for a partner, the crawl data was added a couple weeks ago.

That's why I said:
@Sally_Stitts - the crawl report in the *new* GSC is only 5 days behind :)
7:14 am on June 10, 2018 (gmt 0)

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More likely reason is despite the considerable horsepower thrown at the "project" g is straining the seams and computing time is just taking a little bit longer. The web is, after all, a very large and messy place and g has a fondness of filters, algos and ai, oh my! that takes processing time to accomplish. I suspect the reporting is a bit under stated an partly incomplete at any given time.

Meanwhile, don't be utterly reliant on g's reports. Do your own via raw logs and commonsense if for no other reason than as a check against what g provides.