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Ensure that Google can access and crawl your images: examples

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Anyone getting this sort of issue.

Google has complained that it could not crawl 90 images of 400 products in my feed. I have tested the urls using the robots.txt tester in webmaster tools and it does not complain of any issue.


I have a strange error date in the report saying the error was found in 1969. For this reason I feel the crawler has made a mistake rather than my images not being accessible. Any have the same issue. The problem is I still have a 100 products that are not listed due to this issue.


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Re: Ensure that Google can access and crawl your images: examples

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check the server's logs for googlebot, googlebot-image,
or any related entries, for more accurate crawl times --

check the feed-id's last-upload-date against the logs,

about 72-hours or so after the re-upload.

if there is indeed no fundamental issue with access then,
either the issue will resolve itself eventually after several
re-crawls, or the issues relate to the image itself.

for example, too many large images such that the site
cannot keep pace with all google's crawl requests or
images that violate the policies in some way -- such as
too small images, too much border, watermarks, text, etc.

if there were any changes to images to resolve an issue
then, if possible, change the image file name or add a
random parameter to the file url -- otherwise, google
may take weeks to re-crawl and cache image changes.

check the images by clicking on the item's title within the products-tab.

otherwise, forum-members cannot look into the details
of any specific images without posting more information
here in the public-forum -- however, a merchant-center
support specialist at google may be contacted directly.

Re: Ensure that Google can access and crawl your images: examples

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I think I will take the add parameter to the img link url option as it will take ages to recrawl. Only issue is that images that were not an issue may also have the same issue, with server not being able to cope with serving the images to googles bot.