Google's Search Results 404ing

Apr 25, 2011 • 8:48 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Google 404 ErrorOver the weekend I spotted dozens of reports from Google searchers that the search results are not working on Google.

Users would enter a search phrase, hit search and be sent to a Google 404 page not found page, such as this one. Here is a picture of an example:

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The main thread on this issue is at a Google Web Search Help thread. But here are many other threads with complaints.

Kelly from Google asked searchers to tell her "which browser you're all using."

The issue is, it is happening on all browsers. From Internet Explorer, to Safari, to Firefox and even Google's Chrome browser.

Personally, I was not able to replicate the issue - so maybe it is now fixed or maybe it is only effecting a very limited audience?

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

This post was written earlier and scheduled to be posted today.

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