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Troubleshooting & Errors
HREFLang Builder General
Understanding HREFLang Builder Error Codes
If your project has activated error checking you may see a report of errors in both the project update confirmation email or in the view screen.
Errors in Project Update Confirmation eMail
Once your project updates you are sent an email that may list the overall status of the URLs in the project. The system lists the count of any errors.
Errors in Project Overview Screen
If you click into your View Screen you will see the master list of countries and the number of URLs detected and those with errors. If you have no errors in your project that is perfect!
If you mouse over the numbers in RED a popup will display with the types and number of each error type.
Common Error Codes
|Status Code||Error Description|
|0||This means the URL is not returning any header status – typically a malformed URL|
|CAN||The URL has a canonical tag pointing to another URL|
|301 CAN||The URL has a 301 redirect to another page and that destination URL has a canonical to another URL|
|301||The URL is redirecting to another URK using a 301 redirect|
|302||The URL is redirecting to another URL using a 302 redirect|
|403||HREFLang Builder cannot reach the URL it is giving a “Forbidden” status. Suggest you whitelist HREFLang Builder|
|404||The URL cannot be found|
|Robots||The URL has a robots noindex tag|
Note: Please review Server Status Codes or contact us for any additional questions.
Why should I care about these errors?
- None of these pages with errors will be added to your final HREFLang XML file
- Search Engines don’t have unlimited resources and won’t waste their time importing XML site maps that have a lot of errors we have built in a number of error detections into the tool. You can turn this error checking off but if you do you are responsible for any problem that comes from submitting a lot of junk to the search engines.