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Why can't Google find my robots.txt file

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by argent, Aug 22, 2006.

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    Hi,
    In 'web crawl errors' under 'unreachable URLs' I get the following message:
    'URL unreachable /robots.txt unreachable' therefore google has postponed their crawl of my site. My robots.txt file is there in the root directory and named correctly. Does anyone know why google says it's 'unreachable' not 'not found' and how I can fix this?

    Any help appreciated.
    SEMrush
    argent
     
    argent, Aug 22, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
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    drhyperlaur Well-Known Member

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    check the permissions for robots.txt , it should be at least 444
     
    drhyperlaur, Aug 22, 2006 IP
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    What is your site? give me url
     
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    I see this same error as well. In Google Sitemaps it says "5xx error robots.txt unreachable". I can access the robots.txt in my browser... in the root directory. Anyone know what could be up? The robots.txt file has 644 permissions.
     
    dcristo, Sep 9, 2006 IP