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Google Confirms: Too Many 5xx Errors Will Slow Down Your Website’s Crawl Rate

Errors on your website are generally a bad thing – and while Google has always said that website errors aren’t a good thing – they’ve never specifically stated that those errors will play any role in your website’s crawl & indexing rates. However a recent question has gotten confirmation that 5xx errors will cause a slow down in your website’s crawling rate. Which makes sense – because Google doesn’t want to serve up website pages that don’t work.

Check out the full response from Google’s John Mueller below:

Read on for more Google confirmations here.

About Michael Boguslavskiy

Michael Boguslavskiy is a full-stack developer & online presence consultant based out of New York City. He's been offering freelance marketing & development services for over a decade. He currently manages Rapid Purple - and online webmaster resources center; and Media Explode - a full service marketing agency.

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