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Google Site Optimizer: Cannot Access Test Page

Trying to setup split test with GSO - it cannot see my pages, though URL ok

8:16 am on Apr 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I am trying to setup split test with GSO - it cannot see my original page and the conversion page though it can reach the variation page fine.

My page are like this:

Original page:

Variation page:

Conversion page:

I ignored the error and proceeded to implement the JS code for the test. It cannot validate that the code is placed fine because it cannot access the URL. I can successfully click at the URL it shows to load the page in question.

I am stumped. If Google cannot see my pages for some reason (it is an old established site), how can it see the variation page?

Any clues?

8:18 am on Apr 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Just to clarify, I have run split tests successfully on other sites.

This is an Apache based site running PHP pages that have .htm extensions.
7:50 am on Apr 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I managed to solve this problem. We had setup the site to reject all incoming page requests with blank user-agent. Google Website Optimizer was requesting the web page with a blank user-agent string.

Humble advice to Google: Please use some user-agent.