Any SEO professional will tell you that server errors (defined as status codes in the 5xx range) on one’s website should be minimized. Generally speaking, if a page cannot be accessed by a search engine, it cannot be accessed by a user. Though server downtime is sometimes necessary to implement fixes and update websites, be sure to handle server downtime properly and serve a 503 response — but not for too long. But how exactly do server errors impact a site’s search engine optimization? What effects, if any, do server errors have on search engine visibility and rankings? In early 2015, the effects of a fresh index began to emerge. Our team collected data on 5xx errors and evaluated keyword rankings. The impacts were startling, specifically with 500 Internal Server Errors and 503 Service Unavailable Errors. When a 500 response was encountered, the page could immediately drop from ranking. When a 503 response was encountered, the impacts were not immediate, and the 503 … [Read more...] about A Super Fresh Google Index? Server Errors & Rankings Impacts
Google has just revamped the crawl errors data available in webmaster tools. Crawl errors are issues Googlebot encountered while crawling your site, so useful stuff! I originally started this article by writing that in most cases, these changes are for the better and in only a few (really maddening) cases, useful functionality has been removed. But now that I’ve gone through the changes, I unfortunately need to revise my summary. This update is mostly about removing super useful data, masked by a few user interface changes. (And I hate to write that, because webmaster tools is near and dear to my heart.) Update 3/17/12:After talking with Google, I’ve learned that most of what I was disappointed to find had been removed and that I feel is useful detail for power users is in fact still available through the API! I’ve dug into the details and have written up my findings. I’ve also updated this story with additional details from Google: URL errors are … [Read more...] about Google Webmaster Tools Revamps Crawl Errors, But Is It For The Better?
Yo Friends! Are you fed up with 500 Internal Server Error WordPress then don’t bother because I’m going to explain why this problem happens and will explain the way to Fix 500 Internal Server Error WordPress Step by Step? So that from the next time when you face 500 Internal Server Error, can resolve easily. Or maybe you are here because right now you are facing Internal Server Error issue and want to know how to Fix 500 Internal Server Error WordPress Step by Step. 😉 Internal Server Error is really very bad for bloggers or webmasters. This failure can disappear your site completely. But, This internal server error issue can be fixed by some methods and do not worry, you all data will be safe. So In this post, you will learn about 500 Internal Server Error and some more thing which are: What the internal server error? How to Fix 500 Internal Server Error WordPress. So, Here we go. Internal Server Error (also known as Error 500) … [Read more...] about How to Fix 500 Internal Server Error WordPress Step by Step
By Sean Last updated on June 27, 2019 at 05:15 pm Indexing and crawling are two highly important processes for websites and search engines. For a website to appear in the search results, it must first be crawled by a search engine bot and then it will be queued for indexing. As an SEO, it is important that you get your website crawled and indexed and make sure that there are no errors that might affect how your website appears in the search results. Google Search Console is the SEO community’s best friend. It allows us to submit our websites to Google and let them know of our website’s existence. It is the tool that allows us to see through the eyes of Google. We can immediately see what pages are being shown in the search results or if the changes or improvements we did have reflected. One of the best things about the Google Search Console is that it shows us indexing errors that might negatively affect a website’s ranking. Search Console’s Coverage … [Read more...] about How to Fix Index Coverage Errors in Google Search Console
You've probably encountered at least one 404 error--maybe even on your own site. A 404 error is a type of error returned when a user attempts to access a page on the server that is not specified, does not exist, or otherwise can't be accessed. There are several error codes that indicate a problem returning a requested web page, but 404s are the most common and most talked about on the web. Most websites have a default 404 page that informs a user that the domain is live, but the requested page does not exist. Some webmasters let this catch-all page handle any resulting confusion, while others hunt down and eliminate 404 errors at all costs. In either case, the question remains--do 404 errors affect your SEO rankings? How 404 Errors OccurThere are a number of reasons why a 404 error might pop up, but all of them share a commonality: a user is trying to access a page that doesn't exist. This can happen because a user has mistyped the URL, or because the page no longer exists, … [Read more...] about Can 404 Errors Hurt Your SEO Rankings?