Google Stopped Indexing The Web?
There may be a serious Google bug or it might just be a interface issue – I am not sure – but if you try to find recent content indexed by Google – Google won’t be able to help you out. If you try to search for content in the past hour or so from sites like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal or almost any site, you will be out of luck.
Valentin Pletzer notified me of this on Twitter and shared this screen shot:
Looks to me as if Google stopped indexing (news?) an hour ago. Noticed at first with our pages but seems to be true for everyone (see screenshot) @searchliaison @JohnMu can you confirm this? pic.twitter.com/UlSCI5LVi7
— Valentin Pletzer (@VorticonCmdr) May 22, 2019
I can replicate this, any site query for any major site, even minor sites like this one, do not bring up any results in the Google search engine for the past hour.
Here are more screen shots:
I assume this is a bug and Google will have it fixed pronto.
Forum discussion at Twitter.