It was a rare knockdown for Google on Wednesday morning as the search juggernaut went down for an untold number of users, prompting widespread confusion and frustration across the web.
So rare are Google outages that many users at first wondered if their connection was the culprit. But, alas, the fault was squarely on Google.
Although we don’t yet know what caused the problem, it appears to have been resolved.
Reports of outages began by 9:30 a.m. ET and quickly spread on Twitter, with users asking if the problem was affecting others as well. By 10:35 a.m. ET, some users were reporting that Google was back up.
The services impacted were Gmail, Google Plus, Google Drive and YouTube.
In an e-mail to CNN, Google admitted receiving reports of problems with Google services from users in West Virginia, North Carolina, Nebraska and Georgia.
“However, the issue was quickly resolved and is now over. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our users there,” Google noted in a statement provided to the press.