Google victim of a technical failure (due to an explosion in a datacenter?) – SEO and search engines news

Google seems to have experienced a major outage last night following an explosion in one of its datacenters in the United States. This morning, some results of his search engine seem very disturbed…

It seems that Google has been experiencing major technical problems since yesterday due to a general outage, which could be the result of the explosion of one of their datacenters in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in the United States.

Little official information has yet been communicated on this subject. It appears that three people accessed an electrical box when an arc occurred. These three people suffered burns and were transported to a trauma center. It is of course hoped that their injuries are minimal following this accident.

Is there a correlation between this datecenter accident and the Google failure? For now, no official comment has been provided by Google. Still, according to the Down Detector website, a general search engine outage occurred around 9:39 p.m. (US Eastern Time) yesterday and lasted just over ten minutes.

Google Google outage last night. Source: Down Detector

Anyway, and in a more pragmatic way, if your rankings have changed since yesterday, don’t touch anything : this is probably due to this technical problem and to a problem of resynchronization of the various datacenters of the search engine in the world.

We will try to update this article as soon as we have more information. In the meantime, the conditional should be used…

Update for Tuesday, August 9 at 3:20 p.m.: it is confirmed that many pages (including many home pages and important pages) have been deindexed for many sites in several countries, resulting of course in many losses of positions and traffic. Very many new pages have not been indexed at all on their side. In short, Google is broken for 24 hours. And the engine teams do not seem to have reacted or communicated any information whatsoever on this subject until now.

Update for Tuesday, August 9 at 6:50 p.m.: things seem to be slowly getting back to normal. Still no official reaction from Google, to our knowledge…

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