I am using a pluin called googlebot bling.
It basically sends me an email everytime googlebot visit my homepage.
lately googlebot is encountering a 500 error – it already resulted in 50 denials of acces in webmasters tools, and i know there is more of it – my amount of visits per day fell from 200 to 0 within 4 days.
Now I know that 500 is a server error, but I have another wordpress page on my server, with another theme, and googlebot may acces the site, so i dont think that’s just server error.
Basically none of googlebots may access my site, and everytime they try to o that, i get a message in webmasters tools saying:
Date: Sunday, September 2, 2012 2:04:50 PM PDT
Googlebot Type: Web
Download Time (in milliseconds): 2578
HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 21:04:50 GMT
Expires: Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0
Set-Cookie: PHPSESSID=tdqdkjpkd0c19gpbpolt2de5f2; path=/
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
moreover – rich snippets to my blog had been blocked because of this error.
Now considering this, I believe this might be a theme error. Does anybody have an idea how can I solve this mystical 500 error for googlebot? Casual users may visit the site. Access is denied only to googlebot.ModAdmin
@Kenneth – no I havent;
@Syahir – you are always so helpful:) I just checked the apache error logs and they say that the plugin keeps on creating errors just for googlebot.
So dear forum users; if your site is falling like hell in analytics, and you do use Google Bot Bling by Chrostopher Ross, simply turn it off until he finds a solution 🙂
Aain guys, thanx for you help
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