P27 - Google Bot Blocked By Meta Tags

Alert Properties Alert Description
Alert Name Google bot blocked by meta tags
Code P27
Description Google bot is blocked by tags using noindex, nofollow attributes
Level Error

What is a Google bot?

Google bots are web crawlers that crawl your website and index them. Blocking google bots will affect the overall search engine ranking of the site as the crawler will not be able to index blocked content.

How to resolve the issue?

Do not use password-protected files or images, or any noindex directive, opt-out option, or nosnippet in the meta tag. These attributes restrict the Google bots from crawling your web pages. Remove meta tags like:

//Blocking googlebot
<meta name="googlebot" content="noindex, nofollow">
<meta name="googlebot" content="unavailable_after: 25-Aug-2011 15:00:00 EST">

//Blocking robots from crawling
<meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow">
<meta name="robots" content="noimageindex">

Read more about Google bot here. Read more about Blocked content here.