Not only did we have a two hour Google Search indexing outage this morning, but between around 3am ET and 5am ET the Google Ads interface and advertising console was offline as well. We saw numerous reports from advertisers about the outage this morning.
Advertisers who tried to access ads.google.com received a 500 error that looked like this:
Here are the complaints I spotted when I woke up this morning:
— Nadine Dankwardt (@Nadine_HAM) December 16, 2021
— 🅶🅰_🅱🅴🅽🅴🅳🅴🆃🆃🅸 (@ga_benedetti) December 16, 2021
Slowly getting back online by the look of things – not all elements loading in the account but it’s a start!
— Ryan Berry (@RyanCorner) December 16, 2021
Anyone else struggling to load GoogleAds this morning… #ppcchat
— Ben Fisher (@JamminFishUK) December 16, 2021
— Arek Wingert (@ArekWingert) December 16, 2021
— Sophie Logan (@marketingsoph) December 16, 2021
And G Ads was down. Good morning!
— Rob P (@MrRobzilla) December 16, 2021
Fun morning at the Google server farm.
Forum discussion at Twitter.
Update: Ginny Marvin from Google confirmed the outage and said it was for approximately 42 minutes this morning.
There was a Google Ads service disruption for approximately 42 minutes this morning. It’s been resolved and we apologize for the inconvenience. Some more details here: https://t.co/1yA0vkiz9x
— Ginny Marvin (@GinnyMarvin) December 16, 2021