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05 Dec
Google webmaster adds smartphones and featured phone crawl error tabs

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 adds smartphones and featured phone crawl error tabs 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.



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.
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About Author: Henry Carter

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

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