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7:12 am on Oct 28, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I've noticed on all 3 of my web properties (websites) that one by one, as they were reindexed to the Mobile-first Index the 2 different Crawl Error categories of Desktop and Smart Phone merged into one.

I have also noticed that for these 3 sites, there have been no crawl errors logged since (between 4 to 6 months.)

Surely those broken backlinks still exist, so Google must have changed how they attribute and/or define a crawl error now.

If so, this is good news. I've always found it irritating for Google to list something I have no control over as an error at my website, especially since they had stopped identifying where the error was found.
4:28 pm on Oct 28, 2018 (gmt 0)

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They're rewarding you for going HTTPS by closing their eyes to any possible “errors”. At least, that's the conclusion I draw from checking GSC (old format) on three sites, two HTTPS and one not.
7:24 pm on Oct 28, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I don't see this has anything to do with being HTTPS. I was still seeing the old crawl errors for a year after switching to HTTPS.

This occurred after the sites were reindexed into the Mobile-first Index.
 

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