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Yorkermiles
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Google Index Issues

Post by Yorkermiles » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:18 am

I keep getting validation index issues with member list profiles such as this one below with Google Webmaster Tools:

https://norfolkbroadsforum.co.uk/member ... ofile&u=97

If I am having the issue then others must be too.

Any ideas how to fix this as Google keeps telling me it is an issue but I can't actually determine what e problem is?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. :D

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Re: Google Index Issues

Post by KevC » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:54 am

That page is not accessible to guests so it's likely to be the same for bots. It's not really a problem because there's no useful info on there for the bots to get at.
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Re: Google Index Issues

Post by AmigoJack » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:08 am

Yorkermiles wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:18 am
validation index issues
the issue
it is an issue
That's way too vague - "issue" can be anything and nothing. We need more details, and if you don't understand what Google is telling you you may still quote the whole text, as we may understand.

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Re: Google Index Issues

Post by Yorkermiles » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:49 am

KevC wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:54 am
That page is not accessible to guests so it's likely to be the same for bots. It's not really a problem because there's no useful info on there for the bots to get at.
Yes Google seems to have issues with forum URLs that are NIR accessible unless signed in.

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Re: Google Index Issues

Post by thecoalman » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:39 pm

Yorkermiles wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:49 am
Yes Google seems to have issues with forum URLs that are NIR accessible unless signed in.
Depending on the permissions of the bot group Google is going to either be served the content or it will get permission denied page. You can test how pages appear to Google by switching the user agent on your browser, most have extension for doing this.

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