Google Search outage prevents some from seeing search results

Update 4/18/23: The outage appears to be resolved, with fewer people reporting issues.

Google Search is currently suffering a partial outage that prevents the search engine from returning search results for some people.

According to DownDetector, the outage started at approximately 8:50 PM ET with thousands of people already reporting issues.

DownDetector showing the reports of a Google outage

If affected by the outage, when attempting to perform searches in Google, the search results page will show the various search cards, such as People also ask, related Tweets, Videos, and Related searches.

However, the site will not display any search results, instead showing a ‘More results’ button that does nothing when clicked.

Google Search is not showing search results
Google Search is not showing search results
Source: BleepingComputer

It’s unclear why some people are affected and others are not. However, in BleepingComputer’s tests we were able to get search results to appear after logging out of Google.

Update 9:30 PM ET: The outage appears to be resolved for most people. However, some still continue to report having issues with Google Search.

Update 10:21 PM ET: Google shared the following statement about the outage with BleepingComputer:

“There was a very brief issue affecting the availability of results for some searches, limited to the Americas region, and it was quickly addressed.” – A Google spokesperson.