Google is Currently Experience Indexing Problems [Update: Fixed]

Google confirms it is currently experiencing issues with its search results index.

Updated 03/09/20: 

Google confirms the issue is now fixed.

Google Webmasters

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We’re currently experiencing indexing issues that may cause stale search results in some cases. We’ll update this thread when we can provide more information.

Google Webmasters

@googlewmc

The indexing issues from yesterday have been resolved. Thank you for your patience.

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Google published a PSA advising site owners that it is currently experiencing indexing issues which may cause stale search results.

Google Webmasters

@googlewmc

We’re currently experiencing indexing issues that may cause stale search results in some cases. We’ll update this thread when we can provide more information.

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The extent of the issue is not known at this time. The exact issue is also unknown, as “stale search results” is rather vague.

Google has had indexing issues in the recent past which always involved either one of two things happening.

New content was either not being indexed, or previously indexed content fell out of Google’s index.

Presumably this issue involves new content not being indexed, which would account for Google warning people about stale search results.

However, it doesn’t look like that’s the case this time. An easy way to check is to perform a “site:” search for your domain, click on Tools, and then set the filter to “past hour” or “past 24 hours.”

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Google is Currently Experience Indexing Problems [Update: Fixed]That’s the best way to check if your recent content is being indexed. I checked a handful of different sites and it appears all of their recent content is being indexed as well.

Based on my extremely limited testing, it doesn’t seem like this issue is preventing new content from being indexed. At least not on a large scale.

We won’t know for sure until Google provides more information. At this time it’s hard to tell what the problem is, but this post will be updated when we learn more.

This is a developing story…

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