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Http://www.mysite.com/: Googlebot Can't Access Your Site
Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:17 PM
Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:12 AM
Without the actual hostname to check ... None at all.
Could be dozens of "issues"
Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:59 AM
(SOA Expire is excessive, more later on that)
DNS propogation seems fine to these locations
But there does appear to be a DNS resolution problem in some parts of the world.
SOA is Ok
MX points to what I guess are your hosting company's mail servers as does the SPF
Not a problem there though.
Reverse DNS shows problems
Though if you are on shared hosting that's pretty much par for the course.
Only possible problem that Google might have is no google-verification TXT record
But if you used a HTML document or a META Element for verification of domain ownership/control at Google, you don't need one.
Propagotion should complete in 96 to 120 hours tops, so depending how long the hostname has been live with the nameservers you might want to pester your hosting support as the SOA expire of 5 weeks (3600000 seconds) is a bit long to say the least. The default is 24 hours (86400 seconds).
They have obviously extended it to reduce DNS requests to their systems at the detriment of their customers.URLs being found.
Edited by chrishirst, 29 October 2012 - 10:00 AM.
Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:34 PM
So I went back to webmaster tools, deleted it, then re-added to webmaster tools. No difference. "Googlebot can't access your site".
I started digging further through the webmaster tools links, this time found a URL to a page that identified the problem. On the site the membership registration form was enabled but malfunctioning. The forgot password, register for an account and some other link were all broken. That is what google pointed to for broken DNS. Had they said something more meaningful, like broken links, it would have made more sense...
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