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A Google Bug is Preventing the Indexing of New Content (UPDATE: Fixed)

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A Google Bug is Preventing the Indexing of New Content (UPDATE: Fixed)

Update: The problem has been fixed.

The original story continues below:

Google is currently experiencing a bug that is preventing newly-published from being indexed.

The company confirmed it’s aware of the bug and is in the process of resolving the issue.

It sounds like Google is trying to downplay the impact of this bug, as “some sites” apparently refers to all sites that have published content today.

If this sounds familiar, it’s because the exact same bug was affecting Google’s index back in May.

The issue eventually got resolved, but it certainly did impact publishers for a brief period of time, just as I’m sure they’re being impacted right now.

There’s nothing publishers can do right now other than wait for the problem to be fixed on Google’s end.

This latest bug also affected Google’s URL Inspection tool, however, Google has confirmed that specific issue has be resolved.

With that problem being fixed, publishers can try manually submitted URLs to Google’s index using the inspection tool.

Although I cannot confirm at this time whether or not that will accomplish anything.

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