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4/26/13
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Sandia Web

Googlebot Can't Access Your Site

I've read the FAQs and searched the help center. 
My URL is: http://www.ifly.com

I have had 0% Connection Timeout errors for as long as I can remember.  Then, suddenly, on 4/23 I see that Googlebot can't access 6% of my pages (167 of 2,828) and on 4/24 Googlebot can't access 57% of my pages (1,530 of 2,693) because of Connection Timeout errors.  Site is on a LAMP stack.  No MySQL errors.  No Apache errors.  I contacted my host (Rackspace) and spent an hour reviewing server logs with a Linux support person.  He says everything looks great.  The server has low CPU usage and low memory usage.  The server has not exceeded max connections in the past three days.  The server is up and does not appear to be overloaded.  There have been no changes to site content or sitemaps in the past two weeks. 

I am left with the question, "What changed?"

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Google user
4/26/13
Google user
Exact same issue with my single page site that has had absolutely no alterations for over a year. All of a sudden, Googlebot cannot access my site.
 
What's going on Google?
4/26/13
Expert - Gold
webado
The firewall must be blocking some or all IPs for Googlebot.
Google user
4/26/13
Google user
A few people are getting them.  MAY be a glitch.
4/26/13
Expert - Gold
webado
Not likely to be a Google glitch. Very likely to be a firewall block on the hosting end. 
smartpowders
4/26/13
smartpowders
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JohnMu
4/29/13
JohnMu
It looks like we're able to crawl your website normally now. 

However, one issue that I see is that you're redirecting all mobile users to http://www.ifly.com/mobile , regardless of the URL they tried to access before. This results in us not being able to pick up your content properly with our smartphone crawler. If you wish to promote your app, I'd recommend using the method mentioned on https://developers.google.com/webmasters/smartphone-sites/common-mistakes 

Cheers
John
 
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