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Google short on capacity?

Google errorCracks are beginning to emerge on Google’s myth of unlimited processing capacity.

Some highlights including my recent experience:

  • Search query containing lots of “inurls” and other modifiers returned an 403 error and suggested that my computer has been taken over (I don’t think it has)
  • Blog search returned an error as well
  • Sitemaps verification didn’t work due to “server is busy” issue, try again later
  • Google Analytics is closed for new users due to capacity issues, as everyone knows.

I hope it’s only me. Otherwise it would be a pity – after all infrastructure strength used to be considered as one of Google’s key competitive advantages.