Google Search Console has been updated with the ability to report more accurately on indexed pages in the Index Coverage report.
Google posted both on Twitter and its data anomalies page that the Google Search Console Coverage Report has been updated. As a result, users might see more non-indexed pages being reported as of December 15, 2019. Basically, some pages that were “crawled – currently not indexed” are now known to be indexed.
From Dec 15, the Index Coverage report can more accurately report on indexed pages. Because of this, some pages that were “Crawled – currently not indexed” are now known to be indexed. You’ll see a chart notification in this report. pic.twitter.com/RLgmo6x8jX
— Google Webmasters (@googlewmc) December 18, 2019
Users have also noticed a 10-day delay in the Google Search Console Coverage Report. It’s not uncommon for these reports to experience delays, however, they are usually about three days – not ten. There were numerous complaints about this on both Twitter and Google Webmaster Help forum.
So, the index coverage report has been wrong for quite some time. Should we assume that with this update the report is now correct? Or is it simply just less wrong?