Google search indexing issues now resolved
Yesterday morning we reported that Google was having problems posting new content; possibly indexing problems. Then, around 3:30 p.m. ET yesterday, Google confirmed the problem. This morning at 6:09 am ET, Google confirmed that the issue was resolved.
Google said this morning about Twitter “Yesterday’s indexing issues have been resolved. Thank you for your patience.”
Here are those tweets:
Yesterday’s indexing issues have been resolved. Thank you for your patience.
– Google Webmasters (@googlewmc) June 3, 2020
I wonder if this was just an overdue indexing issue that resolved or if it was something different. Your guess is as good as mine.
But it looks like Google is indexing and showing fresh content again normally.
Forum discussion at Twitter.
Update: Gary Illyes from Google en a podcast released on July 2, said it was actually an exploration issue. He said the crawl was going so fast it overwhelmed the indexing side. He said the indexing was exceeded by the crawler. Google was unable to export the new documents to service characters. Therefore, for the vast majority of sites, it has not been able to integrate these pages into the index and serve this new content.
This was reported to Google early on because they have tools that check Twitter to report indexing issues, which may find these issues earlier than some of their other dashboards.
You can listen to this at 11:50 am in the video: