Google Ads Down For Marketers, Google Validates

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Advertisers around the world this morning began their weekly regular with a huge problem accessing Google Ads.

Word quickly spread throughout Twitter and LinkedIn, with confirmation from others that this isn’t a periodic issue.

Google Status Control Panel Validates Failure

From the Google status control panel, the blackout was verified today, January 23rd, at 8 am CST. You can follow the occurrence in real-time here.

Image credit: Google Advertisements, January 2023 As of

Marketers required to LinkedIn and Twitter to voice their concerns.

Why This Matters Marketers can not handle or enhance their

accounts without

correct access to Google Advertisements. Much more, Google Advertisements are still serving to users, however online marketers can’t see or react to real-time performance. When marketing dollars are at stake, this is a big problem for companies of any size. If you’re used to weekly reporting, that’s another task you will not have the ability to do up until the

Google Ads issue is solved. This interruption is bothersome for Google after their layoff statement of 12,000 employees on Friday.

< img src="" alt="Advertisers respond to Google Advertisements failure on LinkedIn."/ > While this blackout is more likely an unfortunate coincidence to Google Ads, advertisers were quick to put it together.


Google Advertisements is still down for numerous users as of Monday afternoon. After the Friday statement of 12,000 Googlers, questions have arisen if these layoffs have affected the technology and staffing that manages these platforms.

This is an establishing story and will upgrade as Google supplies more information.

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