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Google Search Console Sending Messages With Errors

Google acknowledges a bug is causing Search Console to send messages in error.

Google Search Console Sending Messages With Errors

Google is advising site owners a message that was recently sent via Search Console may contain errors due to a known bug.

Google Search Console is sending emails recommending the use of domain properties, emphasizing how much data is missing without one.

The email begins with a headline that highlights the amount impressions data a site’s reports can gain with a verified domain property.

Many of these messages were received with a glaring error at the beginning where the site’s URL either had a few characters missing or was completely wrong.

In some cases people were getting these messages for domains they don’t have ownership of in Search Console.

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This was a topic of discussion throughout the day on SEO Twitter as many in the community shared examples of the emails they received.

Google confirms a bug caused these messages to be sent with the wrong URLs. But the information in the message is still relevant.

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Messages Still Relevant Despite Error

Google confirms the error only impacts the domain name. The information is otherwise accurate.

Here’s Google’s notice on the subject:



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