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Report an issue in Google Search Console with the News Performance Report

The Google News Search Console Performance Report contains a logging error that may have shown a decrease in impressions and clicks from Google News.G

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The Google News Search Console Performance Report contains a logging error that may have shown a decrease in impressions and clicks from Google News.

Google said this was just a reporting glitch and had no real impact on how your site rank or presented in Google News.

notice. Google posted this notice here saying “Due to a logging error, site owners may notice a decrease in their Google News data during this period. This is just a logging error and not a real decrease in Google News performance.”

Time frame affected. The time frame in which Google encountered this registry error was between May 12, 2022, until May 26, 2022.

Why do we care. If you have reports or are going to provide them to clients, keep in mind that the News Performance Report has had issues with recording for about half of May. Be sure to annotate this registry error and inform customers and stakeholders.


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