Indexability Check Fails Or Shows A Grey Bullet

Last update: 11 April, 2017

If you receive a red bullet or ‘Your homepage cannot be indexed’ error, please see this article.

If your indexability check returns a grey bullet, your server is not able to connect to the onpage.org servers to retrieve the indexability status for your domain. This can have several reasons:

  • Your server can’t connect to other servers at all
  • Your server has a whitelist of servers it’s allowed to connect to, in this case, adding onpage.org would fix that
  • Myriad of other server configuration reasons

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Usually, your hosting party will be able to tell you when either the first or the second are the case and should be able to help you fix that. If not, click the “Analyze entire site” button. This will take you to OnPage.org where you can make a free account and get all of the benefits without having to change anything on your server.

Alternatively, you can disable to the indexability check by following the steps here.

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