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While this is not quite my usual consumer tech news, it will likely be affecting many website owners this morning.
Currently, when you log into Google Search Console, formerly Webmaster Tools, and try and view a domain property, you will be greeted with a 500 error.
I have tested this across browsers and different accounts to make sure this is not localised to my account.
Users are starting to report this issue on Twitter within the thread of Google reporting a completely different Search Console issue. The issue appears to be worldwide.
On the rare occasion, a Google service does go down it is normally restored in minutes but the error has persisted for a couple of hours since I have tested it.
Looking at Twitter, most users have started to report it within the past hour (it is currently 4:50 BST / 03:50 UTC / 23:50 EDT)
In the past few days, if you have checked your search console reports, you may have noticed that they are not showing data up to the previous day.
When I checked yesterday (Tuesday), search, discovery and news data were all still stuck on Friday’s data.
The search console team have tweeted:
“We’re currently experiencing longer than usual delays in the Search Console performance report. This only affects reporting, not crawling, indexing, or ranking of websites. We’ll update here once this issue is resolved. Thanks for your patience!”