Google News and Discover not loading for many searchers

Google is having some technical difficulties this morning with its news engine. Google News, the news tab in Google Search, Google Discover, Google Trends and other Google services that use news publications, are currently not returning results for many searchers.

The issue I believe started a couple of hours ago but is now getting worse and happening for more and more Google searchers.

What it looks like. Here are some screenshots of Google News taking down parts of Google Search, the Google News homepage, Google Discover feeds and more.

Google News Tab Broken
Google News Homepage Not Loading
Google Discover Broken

The last screenshot is from @Rakesh0522.

Why we care. This may result in less traffic to news publishers, while Google works to address these issues. Google News, the news tab in Google Search, Google Discover and Google Trends all send a significant amount of traffic to publishers.

If you notice a decline in traffic this morning – this may be why.

Fixed? At about 9:35 am ET, I am now seeing news results return to Google News related services.

Related stories

New on Search Engine Land

About the author

Barry Schwartz

Barry Schwartz is a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on Twitter here.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

WeArisma launches AI visual search technology to drive creativity in marketing strategies 
Social search and the future of brand engagement
Meta unveils AI chatbots and business messaging tools 
Google unleashes June 2024 spam update
Google turns off Universal Analytics July 1: What you need to know

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *