Google Webmaster Tools Breaks Down Site Errors

Google-Webmaster-toolsThe Google Webmaster Central blog announced that the Site Errors report now is a lot more detailed and useful for webmasters. Now, the errors are broken down by each category into more specific errors.

For example, if your site is not accessible to GoogleBot, Google will try to say it is because of a DNS issue or server is down or maybe a robots.txt file preventing access. Google will also display statistics for each of your site-wide crawl errors from the past 90 days. And the report will show the failure rates for any category-specific errors that it finds for your web site.

Here is an example report:

If any of the errors do not make sense, Google will let you hover your cursor over the error name and Google will provide a short summary of the error, with a link to more details on the Google Help page.

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  • Abdul Wahab

    Its already been showing to me. But I am expecting some more detailed report like. why google showing 404 errors (Pages) which dose’t belong to my website in any way.

    For example on . . . . . my website don’t have any page like this but google showing me this again and again.

  • Bernadette Coleman

    I’ve been using and it’s very helpful.

  • Johnny Scales

    It’s probably because another site is linking to that page (url) even though it doesn’t exist. It may have built up authority, if so you can redirect to another page.

  • Sanket Patel

    Google webmaster recently changed many things and now we got this feature it is really helpful for us to remove site-links and get perfect reason about the errors but some times Google does not provide any links and after few days we can see all the data as it is i can not understand about this changes in my webmaster tool.

  • Website Developers India

    We also faced the similar issue on our Google Webmaster Tools

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