Google & # 39; s Indexing Bugs Statement is a weak post mortem

Google & # 39; s Indexing Bugs Statement is a weak post mortem

Yesterday, Google posted a statement or post mortem of the indexing issues the company has experienced in recent months. I'm glad the company posted something, but to be honest I think it's a weak post mortem at best. Or maybe it was just not a problem of the problems?

The post has really not shared anything new about the problems that Google was experiencing, which ultimately affected our sites and those of our customers. They have just repeated that there were problems and what they were doing to communicate about the problems and that no one likes having problems. Yes, I understand.

But if you read post-mortem from other companies, such as countless examples of AWS, AWS discusses what went wrong, how the problem happened and what they are going to do to prevent it from happening again. Just look at the many examples of what AWS has posted. I mean, they go down to the smallest detail.

Now I don't expect Google to do the same – although I think AWS has security issues similar to Google? But at least tell us why Google had indexing issues.

Does indexing new content perhaps have a bottleneck problem? Can content have been lost from the Google index to someone who deletes something and then replicates it through the data centers? I mean, AWS specifically goes through what went wrong, why it escalated to a bigger problem and what they will do to prevent it from happening again. AWS naturally has paying customers with SLA & # 39; s, so there is a difference.

But I don't see anything new that we didn't know from this blog post that we didn't know from a previous Google community.

So when Google said they would share more details – I expected a little more.

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they posted this and it's good to have it in one place. But again, I expected something more. Yes, I know, I am ungrateful and whatever …

Did you expect to hear more?

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