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12/17/13
Original Poster
Stuart Henderson

Unable to crawl site. Not appearing in searches. Completely confused. Please help.

I've read the FAQs and searched the help center. 
My URL is: www.stephenbryantjoinery.co.uk

Hi,

I would say 9 times out of 10 a F.A.G. fails with no reason given.

There are no content keywords listed for the site apart from the Loren Ipsum placeholder.

The site is no-where in searches.

I have submitted XML sitemaps and now completely removed robots.txt - Still terrible.

I'm at the end of my tether and don't know what to try next. Would be very grateful if some kind soul could tell me where this is all going so wrong.

Thanks!
Stuart

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UKIDO
12/17/13
UKIDO
http://tinyurl.com/q5wnp6v  has the same issue.

I have tried new site maps changing geographic reagion and removing www. prefix totally stumped as the site does seem to rank
Thomas P. - Google Search Expert
12/17/13
Thomas P. - Google Search Expert
OK, I just tried requesting http://www.stephenbryantjoinery.co.uk/ as GoogleBot
The HTTP Respose Header Content-Length, promised me/GoogleBot to deliver 62909 Bytes. But I only got little short of 53KB.
The connection didn't hang or time-out, I was simply cheated out of about 8.6KB - i.e. was served an incomplete document.
 
I think you need to check up on that webserver of yours.
Thomas P. - Google Search Expert
12/17/13
Thomas P. - Google Search Expert
UKIDO, Please start your own thread about your site. - Just click the red button saying "Post A Question" ;-)
12/18/13
Original Poster
Stuart Henderson
Hello Thomas P.

I've made some amendments and improved a few areas of the site.

Would it be possible to retest on my behalf (or indicate how I could retest it?).

Many thanks,
Stuart
Thomas P. - Google Search Expert
12/18/13
Thomas P. - Google Search Expert
Sure, - I used http://web-sniffer.net/ , setting the UserAgent to Googlebot,
thereby causing use of HTTP Request Header field & value:
  User-Agent: Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.googlebot.com/bot.html)
 
I just retested, and it hasn't gotten better: I was, this time, promised 62715 Bytes, but got 51.8KB.
- i.e. this time around: I was promised more than before, but got even less than before.
 
I'm not an expert on Apache, so why the response mysteriously suffers truncations - is something I dare not make guesswork on. (But ... whatever settings Apache got for traffic control & flow, QOS, and buffers - is where I'd start checking first. If you've already been into all that, then it's probably time for you to go find an Apache forum)
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Thomas P. - Google Search Expert
12/24/13
Thomas P. - Google Search Expert
John & Stuart
Seeing how responsiveness seems to depend on where/who is making the requests, then: Could there be one specific router in (or bridging with) the LAN (DMOZ where the webserver is located in) which is suffering packet drops (or perhaps strange trafic throttling)?
 
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