How To Connect and Retrieve Crawl Issues

Last update: 24 July, 2017
Warning: You must add your website to Google Search Console in order to connect and retrieve crawl issues.

In the webmaster tools section, you can connect to Google and retrieve the crawl issues for your site.

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Connect To Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools)

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Log in to your WordPress website. When you're logged in, you will be in your 'Dashboard'. On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on 'SEO'.
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The 'SEO' settings will expand providing you additional options. Click on 'Search Console'.
Yoast SEO > Search Console
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Click on ' Click here to get a Google Authorization Code'.

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Login to your Google account, if you are not logged in.
Please use an owner account. Restricted users may have limitations such as not being able to use the 'Mark as fixed' option.
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Click 'Accept'

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Copy the unique code that displays.

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Paste the code in the plugin settings.

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Click 'Authenticate' and save changes.

If you have more than one profile, switch to the settings tab and select the profile for this website and click 'Save Changes'.

Note: Google Search Console (former Google Webmaster Tools) allows you to claim each version of your site including http, https, www and non-www. Each version is considered a separate property. Please select the property that matches your preferred domain format.

View Crawl Issues

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Log in to your WordPress website. When you're logged in, you will be in your 'Dashboard'. On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on 'SEO'.
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The 'SEO' settings will expand providing you additional options. Click on 'Search Console'.
Yoast SEO > Search Console
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All Desktop crawl issues show by default. Filter the list by clicking 'Not Redirected' or 'Ignored'.

When debug is set to true, you can click 'Reload Crawl Issues' if the list doesn't match the actual list in Google Search Console (former Google Webmaster Tools). This is usually not necessary.

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