Google has rolled out an update on their Hong Kong based search engine which also caters to web users based in China.
The company said that some keywords appear to be problematic which causes service interruption at the Chinese internet gateways.
Users end up getting an error page and are blocked from accessing Google services for a couple of minutes.
Google has made a database of such queries and if a user tries to search for any of them, they are shown a warning message about potential problems.
So starting today we’ll notify users in mainland China when they enter a keyword that may cause connection issues. By prompting people to revise their queries, we hope to reduce these disruptions and improve our user experience from mainland China. Of course, if users want to press ahead with their original queries they can carry on.