Two days ago I've got an email with a warning from Google Search Console, telling me that 3 URLs from my site where indexed, but were blocked by robots.txt.

Since I first deployed my website, I haven't changed the robots.txt file.


User-agent: *
Disallow: /admin
Disallow: /admin/
Disallow: /blog/search
Disallow: /blog/search/

Sitemap: https://www.example.com/sitemap.xml

And these are the pages that I got the warning from:


I think everyone agrees that those pages are NOT being blocked by my robots.txt file, right?

Note: I have others blogposts with other slugs and they're just fine. No warnings beyond those 3 urls.

Anyway, I clicked the Fix Issues button on Google Search Console and they're currently in pending state.

Has this happened to anyone before? What could be the cause of this?


Infact, I just inspected one of the 3 urls and got this:

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But when I clicked on Test Live URL, this is what I get:

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And I'm 100% my robots.txt file hasn't changed since I first deployed this website. I.e: this is 100% a bug from the Googlebot crawling process.

1 Answer 1


This exact bug is being reported by others in the Google webmaster forum. It may be an actual bug & you might want to report it there.

  • Thank you! Could you give me link of the discussion? Mar 3, 2020 at 10:56

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