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Is Checking For mod_write Really Necessary?

No, most of the time, checking for mod_rewrite is not necessary. In fact, it is often preferable to remove this check. If the mod_rewrite directives are required by your site then you should not wrap ...
MrWhite's user avatar
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Error message: "We're sorry, the link that you clicked on could not be served. We are experiencing a temporary delay due to high volume."

That appears to be an error message from SiteSpect: Why does SiteSpect display this timeout message: “We're sorry, the link that you clicked on could not be served. We are experiencing a ...
Greg Bray's user avatar
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How Can I Debug a Redirect Error in Google Search Console?

This error in GSC is terribly vague and it is really hard to know what they are referring to when you see this in the reports. So, don't feel alone in finding this report confusing! When you see this ...
Matthew Edgar's user avatar
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Redirecting bare domain to www doesn't when specifying http/https scheme

Namecheap does not offer HTTPS for redirects. It would be better to implement the redirect at your hosting company so that they can do HTTPS for the redirect. This page has instructions about half ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
4 votes

404 page vs. 404 server answer

the url remains the same, but the page has the status code 404, This is certainly the preferred option, as Martijn suggests. For a "custom" error page on Apache (ignoring the CMS option for a moment),...
MrWhite's user avatar
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404 page vs. 404 server answer

The TLDR; answer: Send out a 404 header, don't change the url. The longer answer: There are more options then you suggest, which I'm not going to list here (because it's not really needed). The ...
Martijn's user avatar
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How Can I Debug a Redirect Error in Google Search Console?

I don't have enough reputation to comment, hence posting as a separate answer. I had the same issue as the OP. Google has been flagging some of my pages with "redirect error". It's further ...
Dr Phil's user avatar
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Why would this malfunctioning site pad its error page?

Internet Explorer (and now maybe Edge?) has a heuristic built in that for error pages that are small. For small error pages, (less than 512 bytes) it doesn't use what the server sends, but rather ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Google doesn't send me to correct robots.txt directory

The problem isn't on Google's end, it is on your end. Your HTTPS is fine: $ curl --head https://www.qcandles.com/robots.txt HTTP/1.1 200 OK However your HTTP to HTTPS redirect is broken for deep ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Clicking on the downloaded jQuery file gives errors from the source "Microsoft JScript compilation error"

JQuery isn't something you "open" it is a JavaScript library you include and reference in your website's code via <script></script> tags. An example taken from the jQuery site itself is: ...
Jeff Wilbert's user avatar
3 votes

Firefox reports SEC_ERROR_REVOKED_CERTIFICATE with a GoDaddy certificate and the website doesn't work

Your certificate has been revoked by the CA that issued it. If you go to https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=drmohanskinandhaircentre.com you can see: Revocation status Revoked ...
Patrick Mevzek's user avatar
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Google Search Console still reporting 5xx errors even when my server has been running flawlessly for 7 days

The screenshots indicate you are looking at the http and non www version of your site. The home page inspection report indicates that the home page for that site (http without www) is redirecting to ...
Tony McCreath's user avatar
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Do errors in Javascript (console errors like reference errors) affect SEO?

If any error or improper implementation of Javascript(in any form) is affecting the crawlability or preventing crawlers from fetching content, it can affect SEO in a drastic way. If this error ...
Anuvesh's user avatar
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Redirecting Old Domain to New Domain - Google SSL Warning

One of your core assumptions is wrong - " the old domain with no website attached " You may not be paying for it, and it may be minimal, but for any web page redirect to occur the domain ...
davidgo's user avatar
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2 votes

Forcing google to rescan sitemaps instantly

You can't force Google to crawl/rescan your sitemap instantly. Once Google index any of webpage from your website, it start crawling again and again i.e. they crawl webpages from their own indexed ...
Goyllo's user avatar
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2 votes

a strange error in IE8 when connecting to my site remotely

In attempting to connect to googlesyndication.com over HTTPS, IE failed to load the SSL libraries in the browser required to make the connection. The HTTP connection was successful, returning status ...
grg's user avatar
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2 votes

Webmaster Tools Error: We weren't able to add [email protected]. Please try again later

From a bit of trial-and-error, it appears that Google limits you to adding approximately 3 owners per hour. I waited 1-2 hours and it allowed me to add an additional 2-3. Hope that helps others ...
Simon East's user avatar
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310 ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS error after enabling ssl certificate in nopcommerce

The problem was solved by adding a line to the file WebConfig <add key="Use_HTTP_X_FORWARDED_PROTO" value="true" />
WebMorda's user avatar
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My php.ini configuration is being ignored - how can I override the error reporting level in my PHP scripts?

If php-fpm runs as a daemon, restart it to reload php.ini. You do not need to restart apache.
RadduPB's user avatar
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Help! Bad Code showing on the top of my Website

The html markup is invalid. Check the page against an HTML validator, for example, on w3.org. Scroll down to 31st box, which shows the error. To see this block of code on your site, view the HTML ...
deltavin's user avatar
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Error message: "We're sorry, the link that you clicked on could not be served. We are experiencing a temporary delay due to high volume."

This is because the web server is overloaded and sitespec is timing out. This could be caused by too many concurrent connections to the webserver. The only way I see to get rid of it permenently is to ...
drtechno's user avatar
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"HTTP response detected" errors in Google Tag Assistant, do I need to fix them? (and how?)

My data is still showing up in GA main dashboard. So do I even need to fix the error? Are you sure it is data for your site that is showing up in the reports, and not spam data? Check the Audience >...
Bronwyn V's user avatar
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How to fix "Missing a temporary folder" error in Wordpress?

Well... I fixed it! But as it usually goes, I'm unsure of the exact thing that put it together. However, I will leave what I did over here, in hopes that it might help someone else in the future. ...
thecosciug's user avatar
2 votes

Do errors in Javascript (console errors like reference errors) affect SEO?

Anuvesh's answer is correct. It will only hurt SEO directly if the error prevents the bot from seeing the content in the page. It could also hurt SEO indirectly if it makes the site less usable for ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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How to set a custom 503 page for ALL suspended domains in Plesk?

I've found the quickest way to do it, so I'm sharing it here. First, upload the custom HTML page somewhere in your server or any other server where it can be downloaded from (it doesn't matter where ...
OMA's user avatar
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How Can I Debug a Redirect Error in Google Search Console?

The Google Redirect error report is really something... I think it should be understood, that the purpose of the Google Search Console is not to debug your website and to find redirect errors. So the ...
Pfinnn's user avatar
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Google Search Console is reporting an hAtom error for every page on my site

Hatom is apart of Hentry which is a microformat for structured data and by default comes enabled in WordPress. It is a common occurrence that WP themes especially those that are 'free' have one or ...
Simon Hayter's user avatar
1 vote

Is Checking For mod_write Really Necessary?

It is mostly used by Content Management Systems such as WordPress, since they can operate with PHP rewrite or mod_rewrite, if the mod_rewrite is not supported and you do not use IfModule then some ...
Simon Hayter's user avatar
1 vote
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Help determining what is injecting broken code into my website

It looks like it's one of the privacy-protecting extensions (Privacy Badger / Ghostery / etc.) injecting it to disable Google Analytics by replacing its methods with stubs.
Mala's user avatar
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1 vote
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Cloudflare disallow directory

Sadly, you can't disable Cloudflare on a per-directory basis with a page rule: By the time a request is matched to your page rules, it has already reached Cloudflare, and will keep causing an error ...
Étienne Labaume's user avatar

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