I suspect the normal crawl errors work fine for most issues but the news specific issues are gone. As I covered at Search Engine Land weeks ago, those specific errors included these errors Article disproportionately short, Article fragmented, Article too long, Article too short, Date not found, Date too old, Empty article, Extraction failed, No sentences found, Off-site redirect, Page too large, Title not allowed, Title not found, Uncompression failed, and Unsupported content type. This was also removed from the Google help document. … [Read more...] about Google Search Console Crawl Errors For News Publishers Gone
Trends Over Time Google now shows trends over the last 90 days for each error type. The daily count seems to be the aggregate count of how many URLs with that error type Google knows about, not the number crawled that particular day. As Google recrawls a URL and no longer gets the error, it’s removed from the list (and the count). In addition, Google still lists the date Googlebot first encountered the error, but now when you click the URL to see the details, you can see the last time Googlebot tried to access the URL as well. … [Read more...] about Google Webmaster Tools Revamps Crawl Errors, But Is It For The Better?
We've been tracking the big AMP crawl error and AMP issues in search over the past week. Yesterday Google confirmed it was a bug on their end and said they would fix it. Today they documented the issue on their data anomalies page and RankRanger is showing AMP content coming back in the search results this morning. … [Read more...] about Google AMP Crawl Error Bug Fix Is Here
Will you find these reports useful if you already use Google’s reports? Additional data points are always helpful, so you should at least use them to get additional information. Also, in some cases, these reports provide different information than Google’s, so they can help you get a more comprehensive view of your site. For instance, you may find from the blocked by REP report that you’ve inadvertently blocked MSNbot. In this instance, Google’s reports would report no issues. Google doesn’t list URLs that may have lengthy parameters that are difficult to crawl. This may be because Googlebot has less trouble with them, but even Googlebot would likely have trouble with an “infinite loop” so these URLs are worth digging into deeper for the sake of all search engines. … [Read more...] about Live Search Webmaster Center Gains Crawl Error And Backlinks Reports
Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that serving too many 5xx errors, the internal server types of errors, can cause Google to slow the crawling of your web site. If you are seeing an increase in crawl errors, that is not a huge concern, but if you are serving up tons of 5xx errors that means something is significantly wrong with your web site and Google doesn't want to pound it with crawls. … [Read more...] about Google: Many 5xx Errors Can Slow Crawling