Google Search Console Not Displaying Crawl Errors

First, determine whether you have a blank or an empty crawl issue screen. A blank screen is basically a white or gray screen with nothing at all. An empty screen shows the crawl issues but contains no crawl issues. In rare cases, you may see the wrong amount of crawl issues.

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Crawl Errors Loads Blank Screen

Sometimes this happens when your server times out before the crawl issues are fully downloaded. This can happen if you have a large amount of crawl issues or if your webhost set a low max timeout. Please follow the steps here to reload the Yoast Search Console.

Crawl Errors Loads Empty

Check for crawl issues directly in Google here. If you have more than one property, make sure you select the same property in Google Search Console as you originally selected in the plugin settings. If Google has no data, our plugin also will have no data. This means Google shows no errors for your site. However, you should check for new errors on a regular basis.

Wrong Number of Crawl Errors

In some cases, the crawl issues listed in the plugin may not match the crawl issues listed in Google Search Console (former Google Webmaster Tools). Please follow the steps here to reload the Yoast Search Console.

How to refresh the Yoast Search Console crawl errors

In some cases, you will need to clear out the crawl errors and reload a fresh copy from Google by resetting the Google authentication.

  1. Reset your Google Search Console authentication code

    Reset the authentication code with these steps to remove the current list of crawl errors.

  2. Check your server’s error log.

    If there are any errors related to connecting your site to Google, please contact your webhost to resolve the server errors.

  3. Connect to Google Search Console again.

    Connect to Google Search Console again with these steps to force our plugin to retrieve a fresh copy of the current crawl errors.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve reset the authentication code and reconnected but the crawl errors continue to show a blank page. What do I do?

Sometimes a large amount of crawl issues will need to be handled directly in Google Search Console (former Google Webmaster Tools). Once the large amount has been reduced to a load your server can handle, you can reconnect to handle the new crawl issues within our plugin.

I’ve reset the authentication code and reconnected but the crawl errors still do not match between the two consoles. What do I do?

If the wrong amount still displays, this is likely an issue with the data Google makes available to others through their service. Please mark all crawl issues on both sides as fixed or ignored. This will reset both sides of the crawl issue service allowing the number to match going forward.

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