Google has reported an issue with its search engine that is currently affecting publishers.
Recent articles and content from various sources seem to have a number of challenges, including newly published articles not appearing on the Google search not at all, as pointed out CNET.
There’s an ongoing issue with indexing in Google Search that’s affecting a large number of sites. Sites may experience delayed indexing. We’re working on identifying the root cause. Next update will be within 12 hours.
— Google Search Central (@googlesearchc) July 15, 2022
Other major news sources that have been noted to have this problem include CNN, Bloomberg, The New York Times, and Yahoo; however, older articles can be found in search, the post said.
Additionally, web search expert Barry Schwartz noted that publications, including Reuters and Bloomberg, had recently published articles that were indexed in Google search as if they had been published several hours earlier.
I think this was either already resolved or it’s a bug with the filter. Looking up multiple brand new articles from @Reuters or @businessthey ALL show up as indexed 7 hours ago, even though they were published minutes ago. pic.twitter.com/Fygs5TBr5m
— Ziemek Bucko (@ziemek_bucko) July 15, 2022
While Google hasn’t directly responded to media requests for comment, the brand referred CNET to a tweet from its Search Central page, which states that it’s working to find the root cause of the problem and plans to release an update within the next few weeks. next 12 hours. The tweet was sent early in the morning, so it will likely be a few hours yet before there is any progress on the subject. The brand likely won’t have much to say until after the issue is resolved.
Still, a glitch in Google Search is a major issue that the brand would like to address the event faster. It is not known if publishers are the only sources affected.