Dumb SEO Questions

(Entry was posted by Neil Cheesman on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, May 23, 2019).

How GSC displays pages from search results

Can anyone explain how Google Search Console displays `pages` from Search Results?

ie.. filtering for a set word in the url

How can results from 7 days be 300+

and

results from 3 months is less (assuming that would include the past week?) be 140+?

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YOUR ANSWERS

Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Michael Martinez: I cannot replicate this type of discrepancy and I tried with 2 sites. Perhaps you`re seeing something due to Google`s recent indexing and reporting bug (they appear to have been connected)?
  • Neil Cheesman: Thanks... it is annoying...
  • Neil Cheesman: Just checking I am doing everything right
    Search Console >>> Search Results >>>
    Pages >>> Filter Rows >>> Pages >>> Filter Contains "abcd"
    = last 3 months 146
    = last 7 days 307
  • Michael Stricker: Apr 9–25 data issue
  • Neil Cheesman: Also curious - is that for the past 7 days - although indexed (and in GA), only about a third showing in GSC... I need to double check where they are in the serps but on the surface it appears quite a few (several hundred) that are displaying in GA but no in the Search Console...
  • Michael Stricker: GSC displaying only data on Canonical now, and losing insights into rare impressions, and... what a pain.
  • Michael Martinez: I`ve spent more time in GSC than I care to over the past couple of weeks. In my humble opinion it`s a train wreck but Google won`t fully admit to that.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, May 23, 2019).

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