Google Search Console Errors & Meanings

Google Search Console formerly know as Google Webmaster is one of my favorite tools in terms of understanding how Google bot ready my website. What pages or content is accessible and blocked. Very effective tool to boost keyword rankings. Here are five error messages from Coverage Tab and their meaning. 

Google Search Console Erros & Meanings
Google Search Console Coverage Page

Submitted URL seems to be a Soft 404

This means that the page was “not found”, but delivered an incorrect status code in the header. (I’ve found this one to be a little buggy)

Redirect error

There’s a redirect for this page (301/302). But it ain’t working.

Submitted URL not found (404)

 The page wasn’t found and the server returned the correct HTTP status code (404). All good. (Well, if you ignore the fact that the page is broken…)

Submitted URL has crawl issue

This could be a 100 different things. You’ll have to visit the page to see what’s up.

Server errors (5xx)

Googlebot couldn’t access the server. It might have crashed, timed out, or been down when Googlebot stopped by

What is Semantic Search?

The ability for search engines to understand topics and rank search results accordingly is called: “Semantic Search

Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) is a mathematical method used to determine the relationship between terms and concepts in content. The contents of a webpage are crawled by a search engine and the most common words and phrases are collated and identified as the keywords for the page.

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