Subdomains blocking googlebot?
I ran one of our subdomains through the google mobile friendly test because of a complaint about reduced traffic -- I thought it might be related to google's recent announcement on search rankings/mobile design
When I ran the test - http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapicciano.commons.gc.cuny.edu%2F - it appeared that the test was not loading the theme CSS (see screenshot) and that robots.txt was blocking the google bot.
Is this by any chance related to changes made here - http://redmine.gc.cuny.edu/issues/3890#note-4 ?
#2 Updated by Boone Gorges about 4 years ago
- Assignee changed from Boone Gorges to Matt Gold
It's not a problem with subdomains, it's a problem with overly restrictive robots.txt rules. I will change these rules, but first I need to have the robots.txt chowned back to the commons user - it's currently owned by root, so I can't modify it. Can you make the request, please?
chown commons:commons /var/www/html/robots.txt