Categories

Archives

Google webmaster adds smartphones and featured phone crawl error tabs

133 days ago by in Google, SEO

Google announced last night a new feature within Google Webmaster Tools specific for tracking crawl errors on smartphones.

There is now a new filter within the crawl errors section of Google Webmaster Tools for Smartphone errors.

Pierre Far, Google Webmaster Trends Analyst,announced a new feature within Google Webmaster Tools that shows webmasters crawl errors specific to smartphone devices.

This is the main feature which can be a main factor for website rankings in search engine smartphones. nor, you can detect your silly mistakes when you are developing your website for search engine friendliness.

Smartphone-Crawler-error-google-webmaster-update

 

Here are some of what is reported in this crawl error report:

  • Server errors: A server error is when Googlebot got an HTTP error status code when it crawled the page.
  • Not found errors and soft 404s: A page can show a “not found” message to Googlebot, either by returning an HTTP 404 status code or when the page is detected as a soft error page.
  • Faulty redirects: A faulty redirect is a smartphone-specific error that occurs when a desktop page redirects smartphone users to a page that is not relevant to their query. A typical example is when all pages on the desktop site redirect smartphone users to the homepage of the smartphone-optimized site.
  • Blocked URLs: A blocked URL is when the site’s robots.txt explicitly disallows crawling by Googlebot for smartphones. Typically, such smartphone-specific robots.txt disallow directives are erroneous. You should investigate your server configuration if you see blocked URLs reported in Webmaster Tools.

Did you like this? Share it:

Author:

Henry Carter is a Writer & Blogger at NeotericUK Ltd. He has done his graduation from Newcastle University, UK . Follow me on Google+

Leave a Comment