Websites at Risk

Recent Google Access Issues

Can Google see everything it needs to on your website? Google has recently made a big statement about this issue by sending a very important email out to website owners.


Google systems have recently detected an issue with your homepage that affects how well our algorithms render and index your content. Specifically, Googlebot cannot access your JavaScript and/or CSS files because of restrictions in your robots.txt file. These files help Google understand that your website works properly, so blocking access to these assets can result in sub-optimal rankings.


If you have received this warning, then it means you have certain files on your website that Google has been blocked from seeing. The recent issue that has came about can be and should be resolved. If you contact your web designer they should be able to correct this and put you on the right track again.

If you would like to dive in the deep-end, then it is the robots file that is most likely at fault. You will see some lines that are disallowing certain paths/files on your website, if you carefully remove these then your website should be fixed, however a professional web designer will be able to confirm this in each individual case, and would be able to confirm you are not removing lines that should not be removed.

If you have any questions or would like us to look into your website, please call our studio number on 01455 698 033 or use our online contact form.