Google Spews 500 Server Errors This Morning

Jul 4, 2014 • 8:49 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

This morning, tons of people on social networks like Twitter, in the Google Web Search Help forum (only link to one example of many), reported Google was not loading and instead was returning a server error, 500 code.

A 500 Internal Server Error is a generic error message, given when an unexpected condition was encountered and no more specific message is suitable.

Here is what the error looked like to searchers:

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The errors seem to be resolved but they did last some time. I've never seen Google search down for that long before, at least not in the past 10 years.

Yes, there other products may have issues but not search.

Forum discussion at Twitter & Google Web Search Help.

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Comments:

F1 Steve

07/04/2014 01:02 pm

I saw this myself, I wonder how many millions that cost them in lost ad revenue?!

Allen

07/04/2014 01:38 pm

I have also come across this situation when Googling some websites

Equipo MediaTools

07/04/2014 02:05 pm

Maybe it's because google algorithms have heard of the existence of his real father GOOGLE PANDEGUINBIRD http://goo.gl/CgsXew ;)

Durant 2.0

07/04/2014 07:04 pm

massive reboot check mozcast tonite

Gaurav Srivastava

07/07/2014 05:09 am

That was bold!

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