Google Responds to Thursday Morning Outages

Google has responded to the outages that affected several of its services in various locations throughout the world. Even though the buzz was big, only about 14% of users experienced issues. Of course when you're Google, that's millions of users.

Apparently the outages were caused by a system error, which necessitated re-routing traffic through Asia. However, there was too much traffic for the detour, creating a bottleneck which served up slow load times as well as preventing access altogether.

The down time did affect a percentage of Google Analytics users as well. If your account was affected, you may see a 1% dip in traffic for Thursday.