What's going on with my Hubpage on Google Search Console ?
Everything was working fine. I'd uploaded a sitemap (/sitemaps/hub/current/sitemap-hub-adamharkus.xml.gz), with no errors, but now I'm getting the error :
General HTTP error: HTTP 403 error (Forbidden) HTTP Error: 403
my robots.txt file starts with the following lines:
Sitemap: http://hubpages.com/sitemaps/hub/curren … _index.xml
Sitemap: http://hubpages.com/sitemaps/category/c … _index.xml
Sitemap: http://hubpages.com/sitemaps/forum/curr … _index.xml
Sitemap: http://hubpages.com/sitemaps/question/c … _index.xml
Sitemap: http://hubpages.com/sitemaps/user/curre … _index.xml
is this correct?
It also has a warning flagged on line 61:
Also my crawl stats have also bottomed out after a good start.
'Fetch as google' has also started throwing up an error with a status of 'Redirected'
What is going on with Hubpages ?
Thank you, that's what I feared. If you can't submit a sitemap won't that mean reduced traffic? I'll post a separate question on this.
Not having submitted a sitemap will not in itself cause a reduction in traffic (HubPages will have submitted one for the whole site anyway), but the change in structure definitely can cause initial traffic losses.
Then there's the suspected google panda update just to confuse things further.
Everyone's in a wait and see frame of mind at the mo....including HP management.
That sounds ominous. Thanks very much for the info, sounds like a whole lot of nothing we can do about it.
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