We wouldn’t normally write about a mere few minutes in down time, but when it’s Google, it’s notable.
Google.com, Google’s search product (you may have heard of) went down between 23:52 and 23:57 BST according to Search Engine Land. Not since 2009 has Google Search experienced any downtime.
Analytics tool GoSquared also noticed an immediate page view drop of 40% across all its customers sites.
Google has issued a statement saying:
“We have received reports of an issue affecting some Google services. The issue is now resolved. Please follow our dashboard for more information: http://www.google.com/appsstatus”
Who else restarted their router to try to fix the problem? :)