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Google webmaster diagnosis - 403 errors


Active member
When I check for crawl errors on google webmaster, I get a lot of 403 errors. (see attachment)
The page exists, but for some reason the www in Google's URL is missing. How come and how can I correct this?




Formerly CyclingTribe
You can specify whether Google should use a specific address for crawling your site.

Site Configuration > Settings > Preferred Domain

Shaun :D


Formerly CyclingTribe
Alternatively you can add an alias so you site responds properly from both the plain domain *and* the www sub-domain :)


XenForo developer
Staff member
403 means it doesn't have permission to access it -- if you don't allow guests to view profiles, that's totally expected.