False Positives from Googlebot About Blocked CSS and JS Files?


Chatty Googlebot has a new message for you!

Many SEOs have been getting messages from Google that "Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS files on...". And many of those SEOs believe that they're false positives. A lot of the trouble seems to be coming from Wordpress sites - so if you use Yoast, take a look at your robots.txt!

According to Jennifer Slegg, the new warning says that "blocking Javascript and/or CSS 'can result in suboptimal rankings.'" So check your site if you get an email today! Google's been sending out a lot of them lately - have any visits with Googlebot recently?