[May 23: Outage fixed] Google Ads down, throwing error 500 during login? You're not alone

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on April 08, 2021) follows:

Just in case you’re trying to get your head around why Google Ads isn’t working for you, find solace in the fact that you aren’t the only one facing issues lately.

A quick look at the micro-blogging site Twitter conveys there are many others affected by the same issue. As per reports, while some say the service isn’t working or broken for them, others say it throws an error 500 while trying to login.

For a quick glance, here’s how some of the complainants word the problem:

Hi, i getting this error
500. That’s an error. when login google ads .. i tried to access from many devices and same problem . kindly help
how to fix it

Google Ads are down. Is anyone facing the same issue ? #googleads #PPC #SEM #Google

NOT AGAINPerson facepalming

Can’t access your Google Ads account this morning?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone!

Access is down but ads appear to still be running.


Any official word on the matter? Negative, as yet. We’re yet to locate a word from the official service channels or their social media handles.

Rest assured, we’re keeping a continuous tab on all related developments, and will update this page with relevant info as and when we come across any. So in case you’re encountering the problem discussed here, stay hooked for updates.

Update 1 (October 01, 2021)

Google Ads is down and throwing error 500 as of writing this. The service’s status board, however, conveys no disruptions as yet. Following are some of the reports from Twitter:

Looks like is down. I cant log in. Error 500

down for anyone else? I keep getting an error 500 on desktop! Quite frustrating.

Update 2 (October 01, 2021)

While reports continue to populate on the micro-blogging site Twitter, there’s no word on the matter yet from Google.

Update 3 (January 23, 2023)

08:13 pm (IST): Some Google Ads users have taken to Twitter to report (1,2,3,4,5) that the service is down and not working.

09:11 pm (IST): Google has acknowledged — via its Ads Status Dashboard — that the service is down partially.

Update 4 (January 24, 2023)

08:30 am (IST): The latest status update on the Google Ads Status Dashboard indicates that the outage was resolved at 5:56 pm UTC on the same day.

Update 5 (May 23, 2023)

09:05 am (IST): Fresh reports on Twitter (1, 2, 3) indicate that Google Ads is currently down or not working for a section of users.

05:45 pm (IST): The recent outage has now been resolved.

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