In Google Webmaster Tools on my dashboard I have a notice that appeared 2-3 days ago that says "Googlebot can't access your site".
Under the Current Status it has:
- DNS - SUCCESS
- Server Connectivity - FAIL
- Robots.txt Fetch - SUCCESS
However, if I "Fetch as Google" the fetch status returns successful. This is a Joomla site so my robots.txt is the default Joomla one which shouldn't cause any problems:
# If the Joomla site is installed within a folder such as at # e.g. www.example.com/joomla/ the robots.txt file MUST be # moved to the site root at e.g. www.example.com/robots.txt # AND the joomla folder name MUST be prefixed to the disallowed # path, e.g. the Disallow rule for the /administrator/ folder # MUST be changed to read Disallow: /joomla/administrator/ # # For more information about the robots.txt standard, see: # http://www.robotstxt.org/orig.html # # For syntax checking, see: # http://www.sxw.org.uk/computing/robots/check.html User-agent: * Disallow: /administrator/ Disallow: /cache/ Disallow: /components/ Disallow: /images/ Disallow: /includes/ Disallow: /installation/ Disallow: /language/ Disallow: /libraries/ Disallow: /logs/ Disallow: /media/ Disallow: /modules/ Disallow: /plugins/ Disallow: /templates/ Disallow: /tmp/ Disallow: /dev/
Any help with how to diagnose the problem? I'm not sure why this has suddenly cropped up for no apparent reason.