Indexing issues with Google Search for some publishers

Google does not re-index new content

Google has been experiencing problems with re-indexing new content for several hours. If you want to find the latest news from the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post or your other favorite magazines, you may be out of luck. Google has confirmed the problem and said they are working to resolve it. Related and related, the URL inspection tool does not work.

Here is a screenshot of Valentin Pletzer on it twitter from a few hours ago in which the Washington Post did not return any articles in Google News in the last hour:

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Google has confirmed the problem on Twitter by saying, "We are aware of reports of indexing issues affecting some sites starting earlier today. We will provide a new update if we have more information to share."

With this there is also a problem with the URL inspection tool in Google Search Console, it just gives a reaction that something went wrong:

John Mueller and Danny Sullivan of Google are also aware of this and said it is related. Google wrote on Twitter "In connection with this, we are currently seeing problems in the URL inspection tool in Search Console. We recommend that you wait until this issue is resolved and check the URL's later. Thank you for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience! "

Here are the comments from Danny and John on Twitter:

Here is Valentin, one of the first to discover this problem:

It is still a problem, some content comes through, but it is clearly not yet resolved. Google is working on a solution for this problem.

This happened before with something that happened in April 2019, but bigger problems in 2018. Google has solved a much larger Google search index error that had an impact on Google Search Console. This also comes a few months after another Google News indexing issue.

Forum discussion on twitter & Google Webmaster Help.

Update: Yes, it even affects this site, where it was published more than 15 minutes ago, and this story or other stories here are not in the Google index, which is unusual.

Here is a screenshot of filtering content from this site for the past hour in Google web search (click to enlarge the screenshot):

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Here is a screenshot of filtering content from this site for the last hour in Google News search (click to enlarge the screenshot):

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