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Google Search Facing Indexing Issues: Report

As of now, details about how many global regions were affected with the Google Search bug and if the bug has completely been taken care of, remain unknown

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A man walks past a Google sign outside with a span of the Bay Bridge at rear in San Francisco, May 1, 2019. VOA

Google Search is facing some indexing issues because of which users from several parts of the world — including India, are facing trouble to find new content across the Internet, the latest search results are not showing up.

The search engine giant took to microblogging site Twitter to confirm the issue on Thursday.

“We’re aware of reports of indexing issues that are impacting some sites beginning earlier today. We’ll provide another update when we have more information to share,” the search engine giant’s news handle Google Webmasters tweeted.

Further explaining the issue Google’s tweet mentioned that its team had identified issues in the URL Inspection tool within Search Console, that was messing with the indexing.

“We recommend waiting for this issue to be resolved, and then checking the URLs later on. Thanks for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience,” Google Webmasters tweeted.

Meanwhile, users from around the world — especially people whose work relied majorly on Google indexing — took to Twitter and expressed their disappointment over the issue.

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Google that last week disclosed its Cloud business has hit an annual revenue run rate of over $8 billion – quite a worrisome news for its rivals – is now mobilising its efforts. Pixabay

“We’re impacted in France with @20Minutes. This is a really big issue for newspapers,” a search engine optimization (SEO) professional tweeted.

“Please fix it as soon as possible because some brands of one of my client’s website are not indexed even though google mention that there are indexed — waiting and hopefully this will be fixed soon,” another tweet read.

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After almost six hours of identifying the bug, Google Webmasters updated the users via another tweet.

“A large part of this issue has been resolved — in particular, the URL Inspection tool should be working normally again. We’re currently still working on resolving the remaining issues and will update here once we have more to share,” the tweet read.

As of now, details about how many global regions were affected with the Google Search bug and if the bug has completely been taken care of, remain unknown. (IANS)

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ICC Cricket World Cup Becomes “Top Trending Query” on Google Search in 2019

The major news event related searches were dominated by the Lok Sabha Elections, Chandrayaan 2, and Article 370

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Apart from ICC Cricket World Cup Films like Kabir Singh, Gully Boy, Mission Mangal, Joker and Marvel's blockbusters -- Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel also featured in the overall list. Pixabay

ICC Cricket World Cup was the top trending query on Google Search in 2019 in India, the company announced on Wednesday while announcing its “Year in Search” results, which highlight stand-out moments in Search across news, sporting events, personalities, movies, and songs.

Recapping the trends that stoked the Indian users’ imagination in 2019, Google India has compiled the list named “Year in Search”.

The top 10 list of trending search terms this year included Lok Sabha elections followed by the interest that surrounded the launch of Chandrayaan 2.

“Films like Kabir Singh, Gully Boy, Mission Mangal, Joker and Marvel’s blockbusters — Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel also featured in the overall list,” the company said in a statement.

IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman topped the list in the most searched personalities this year followed by Lata Mangeshkar and Yuvraj Singh.

This year also witnessed a unique entry of the Internet singing sensation Ranu Mondal.

Sporting searches were dominated by the Cricket World Cup followed by the Pro Kabaddi League. Other international sporting spectacles like the Wimbledon, Copa América, and the tennis tournaments (including the Australian, French and US Open) were also widely searched.

The major news event related searches were dominated by the Lok Sabha Elections, Chandrayaan 2, and Article 370.

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ICC Cricket World Cup was the top trending query on Google Search in 2019 in India, the company announced on Wednesday while announcing its “Year in Search” results, which highlight stand-out moments in Search across news, sporting events, personalities, movies, and songs. Pixabay

Other important news events including the Maharashtra and Haryana state assembly elections were also widely searched.

The list also saw a mix of both local and global news moments such as the Pulwama attack, Cyclone Fani, the Ayodhya verdict, and the Amazon forest fire.

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Some of the most-interesting search terms were centered around “How to..”, and “What is…”.

On local searches around ‘Near me…’, the top queries revolved around “Dance classes near me” followed by “Salons near me”. Interestingly, a pertinent entry in this particular list in 2019 was “Air quality Index near me”. (IANS)