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Google Confirms Resolution Of Indexing Bug

  • Google confirms there's an issue affecting its search index.
  • Indexing of new content is delayed in search results.
  • Google is working on a fix.

Google confirmed reports of an ongoing technical issue causing delays in indexing newly published web content.

In a post published to X on Thursday evening, Google’s Search Liaison announced that the company is actively working to identify the root cause of the problem.

However, Google didn’t initially provide an estimated timeline for resolving the issue.

UPDATE: The issue appears to be resolved as of 23:29 PDT.

What Does This Mean?

The indexing delays mean that any content published on websites now through whenever the problem is fixed may not show up in Google search results right away.

This could impact news publishers in particular, as breaking news stories and other timely content may not get indexed properly.

Once the technical problem is resolved, previously unpublished content that was affected should get indexed by Google as usual.

What’s The Status?

Publishers can check the latest updates on indexing issues via the Google Search Status Dashboard.

The dashboard will indicate when Google has identified and successfully resolved problems.

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SEJ STAFF Matt G. Southern Senior News Writer at Search Engine Journal

Matt G. Southern, Senior News Writer, has been with Search Engine Journal since 2013. With a bachelor’s degree in communications, ...

Google Confirms Resolution Of Indexing Bug

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