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Search bots get stuck

After a major redesign of the web site search bots get stuck on the root



5:07 pm on Mar 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

Here's the log: - - [25/Mar/2002:03:33:44 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 304 - "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Slurp/cat; slurp@inktomi.com; [inktomi.com...]

or - - [25/Mar/2002:05:18:18 -0500] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 200 259 "-" "Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html)"

and that's all! They don't index the root page, and they don't follow the links!

Any ideas?


6:51 am on Mar 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator 10+ Year Member

Hi groul and welcome to wmw

Have you looked at your robots.txt file and your .htaccess file. Perhaps there's something in there that is preventing them from indexing.

Looking at your two examples it looks to me like slurp crawled it and found the content hadn't changed (code 304)since it last visited the page and googlebot did crawl it (code 200) and the size of your page is 259 bytes.


5:17 pm on Apr 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

> the size of your page is 259 bytes
This helped a lot.

Thank you!


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