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Website won’t crawl in SEMRush & other SEO tools

We keep getting a crawl error when trying to use SEMRush and other audit tools to check our site for issues and errors. I’ve checked our codes and our robots.txt and nothing is being blocked and I’ve allowed the SEMRush bots crawl access. The site will crawl in some online tools, but with others we get errors like “URL is invalid” and in SEMRush we continue to get a crawl error due to a “server error” however we can’t find anything wrong on our end. Any insight as to what the issue may be?

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Alyss Atlassian Team Sep 18, 2018

@Ally Adamson Diagnosing the issue may be dependent on figuring out a more specific server error that SEMRush is getting. 

You could start with Google's URL inspection tool to identify obvious indexing issues.

If SEMRush can't provide a specific server error/status code (401, 500, etc), then you could try to recreate the error. The most straightforward way would be to make a GET HTTP request to the URL and set the user-agent request header for a web crawler.

If you aren't comfortable with cURL requests or terminals, I'd recommend Postman as a more user-friendly interface. 

For me personally is a waste time trying to do this by yourself. I am at the IT faculty, and a friend of mine asked to do some seo for his fresh website. At first, it semmed easy, just posting some comments on forums with links in it. I've tried so many ways, apparently I needed more tools than I thought. The SEMRush wasn't working, the robots.txt codes as well. At that moment I was ready to give up, when I accidentally found the malaysia seo service which provided a highly effective search engine optimization for a low price actually, for a quick start up in online business this is the best option I found on internet

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