I am using Google Search Console's "Test Live URL" function to see if Google crawler can correctly read my pages. I find out that for a single page (in this case https://cchc-herald.org/categories/world) 3 out of 5 tests will return a lot of Javascript errors, none of these errors shows up when I browse my page using a normal browser.

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For the rest of the tests there were also some minor Javascript errors. The crawler seems not loading all of the javascript files and every time what javascript files will be load is different.

My page relies on jQuery to render most of the contents. When GoogleBot fails to load jQuery, it will be getting a broken page.

Is this the normal behavior of Google crawler or did I miss something?

  • If Googlebot can still properly render your content despite the errors (check the "screenshot" tab), then I wouldn't put too much stock in the errors. If the screenshot looks broken though, I would consider that more of an issue. Nov 22 at 18:22
  • Also, do these same errors show in your browser's JavaScript console when you visit the page? It would be helpful to rule this out as an issue inherent to your website rather than an issue with Googlebot. Nov 22 at 18:23
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    No these errors don't show when I browse my site. And yes when the javascript files are not loaded, Googlebots are getting a broken page. Question updated.
    – Wen Shenk
    Nov 22 at 19:32

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