Part of having a well-SEO’d website is staying on top of the technical issues that arise every now-and-then. Google Search Console is an essential tool for staying on-top common errors, with its simple to navigate interface and handy site crawl error lists, it serves as a go-to tool for technical SEO as well as a whole host of other tools and features.
So, it’s all good and well knowing that there are errors on your website but how do you go about fixing them? In this blog post, I aim to explain 6 of the most common website crawl errors in Google Search Console as well as instructions on how to fix them:
Google has found a page with minimal/no content.
There are a couple of ways of tackling this one:
A page that’s been linked to from somewhere (or in Google’s index) is showing a 404 error page where there should be content.
This one is relatively straightforward. The best thing to do is
Google has tried to access your website but cannot due to response issues with the website’s server.
Get in touch with your hosting company and ask if they’ve had any problems with their servers recently and if they’ve fixed them.
When trying to access your website, Google has encountered issues with your domain name’s settings.
Check with the company you purchased your website’s domain name from that its all been set up properly. It may be that you will have to change 1 or 2 DNS records, but this is relatively straightforward to do and either your website developer or domain name provider should be able to help you with this.
When Google has tried to crawl a page on your website, it hasn’t been allowed access to it, likely as a result of settings in your robots.txt file, login details being required or the Googlebot is blocked by your hosting provider.
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