**UPDATE – Google have updated their data anomalies page to state that this is in fact NOT a bug, but an update. Read more here.**

Rumours are surfacing that Google Search Console may have a bug in the average position metric.

According to Search Engine Roundtable, a number of people have seen a sharp decline in the average position metric since July 13th.

Google has yet to confirm if this is a bug or not, but considering the number of people that have raised it on Google’s Webmaster Help, it would be surprising if something hasn’t happened here.

Gary Illyes (@methode) the “House Elf and Chief of Sunshine and Happiness at Google” has responded on Twitter to say the team have been pinged and are looking into it

We will update you when there is an official response.