Don’t get caught off guard by limitations you weren’t aware of! Columnist Patrick Stox shares 20 Google limitations that may impact SEO efforts.
Google has a lot of different tools, and while they handle massive amounts of data, even Google has its limits. Here are some of the limits you may eventually run into.
1. 1,000 properties in Google Search Console
Per Google’s Search Console Help documentation, “You can add up to 1,000 properties (websites or mobile apps) to your Search Console account.”
2. 1,000 rows in Google Search Console
Many of the data reports within Google Search Console are limited to 1,000 rows in the interface, but you can usually download more. That’s not true of all of the reports, however (like the HTML improvements section, which doesn’t seem to have that limit).
3. Google Search Console will show up to 200 site maps
The limit for the number submitted is higher, but you will only be shown 200. Each of those could be an index file as well, which seems to have a display limit of 400 site maps in each. You could technically add each page of a website in its own site map file and bundle those into site map index files and be able to see the individual indexation of 80,000 pages in each property… not that I recommend this.
4. Disavow file size has a limit of 2MB and 100,000 URLs
According to Search Engine Roundtable, this is one of the errors that you can receive when submitting a disavow file.
5. Render in Google Search Console cuts off at 10,000 pixels
Google Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller had mentioned that there was a cutoff for the “Fetch as Google” feature, and it looks like that cutoff is 10,000 pixels, based on testing.