According to the most recent update, which was published on Saturday, February 3, Google is still working on a repair, with results anticipated on Monday.
“While the indexing issue has decreased and our systems are beginning to stabilize, work is still being done to find a solution. Next update will be within 48 hours.”
Google has admitted that “some” websites are taking longer for their search engine to index due to an ongoing issue with indexing.
Just so you know, Google is having problems indexing “a small number of sites,” funny enough. I spot-checked the NYT, and it looks like it’s affecting them, too. pic.twitter.com/BLmF41VDrQ
Google stated that it was “investigating an issue with indexing in Google Search that’s affecting a small number of sites” early on Thursday morning. Affected websites “may experience slower than usual indexing times,” according to the business.
On Monday, January 31, at 11:30 p.m. ET, the indexing issues began. Since then, a large number of news organizations, website publishers, and content producers have complained about difficulties indexing and appearing in Google search results for their recently produced material.
In its update, Google stated, “We’re working on identifying the root cause.” “We’ll provide an update in 12 hours.”
Google provided this clarification after a number of web administrators and SEO experts voiced complaints overnight regarding their most recent material not being indexed.
One frequent problem was content that appeared in the Google Search Console but was not indexed, even after first signals like impressions and clicks.
Now that the problem has been identified, publishers who are having trouble with content being indexed and showing up in Google Search should know that they are not alone.
Publishers who depend on fast indexing to increase traffic and revenue through search have been frustrated by the indexing delays, even though Google has maintained that only a small proportion of sites are affected.
Google hasn’t yet offered information about what might be the issue. In an effort to find a swift solution, the company stated that its engineering teams are looking into the underlying source of the problem.