Google Webmaster Tools - Crawl errors
See below for screenshot and explanation of Crawl errors.
Here are the Google webmaster tools categories as they look when you are logged in (left).
Below is the same structure with clickable links which go to a Hard Web webpage with a screenshot of what is on that webmaster tools category page (in my own webmaster tools account).
- Site Configuration
- Your site on the web
- +1 Metrics
Webmaster tools - Diagnostics - Crawl errors
My site reported an error (see screenshot below) and lo and behold that error is a link from this page http://www.hardweb.com.au/seogoldcoast.html and the link is generated from code within the Google Website Optimizer Control Script which throws up two different versions of pages for testing purposes.
I have two pages in that test that one above and ver.B seogoldcoastB.html - no offline.
I took a strange drop in rankings on the search keyword "SEO Gold Coast" quite a while back...basically from my homepage being ranked number one or two, to this internal page replacing my good ranking homepage which seemed OK at the time but then the internal page's rank dropped drastically to 11 or 12 and the homepage never returned to the listings for that search.
I never figured it out at the time...I wonder...
See the Google webmaster tools Help page on "Crawl errors" (new window) which explains the details of what it does.
Screenshot of the webmaster tools "Crawl errors" category (below).
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