Bug: Google Social Search Goes Offline Temporarily

Over the weekend, I received several emails, noticed dozens of Tweets, saw several forum posts and noticed for myself that Google Social Search experimental search feature went offline.

If you have opt in to the Social Search feature at google.com/experimental you will notice an error on your Google searches that reads, “The experiment you’re trying to access is no longer available. Go to experiments overview.”

Google has confirmed this is a temporary issue and that a fix will be in place sometime today or tomorrow. Here is Google’s official statement on this matter:

The Google Social Search experiment is temporarily down. We are working on it and expect to restore access sometime Monday or Tuesday.

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Google: Social Search | Search Engines: Experimental

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  • http://searchmarketingcommunications.com Tim Cohn

    That is one smart bug!

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