Google Fixes Search Console Bug With Robots.txt Tester Tool

Nov 3, 2016 • 7:30 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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Yesterday, I received numerous reports that the robots.txt tester tool in the Google Search Console was broken. Google indeed confirmed it and said they are working on a fix. Well, Google indeed fixed it.

Here is what happened when you tried loading the tool, it just loaded a blank box:

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I did test it this morning, and it all seems back to working order.

The first report came in around 8:30am ET yesterday, I guess it stopped working around then. The issues and complaints continued throughout most of the day yesterday.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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