Google Revamps The Android App-Indexing Crawl Errors Report In The Search Console

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Google announced they have finally upgraded the App Indexing Crawl Errors report in the Google Search Console, after the report has not been working for months.

The company said it is “updating and simplifying the app crawl error types we show in Search Console.” The new report shows you three error types in the App Crawl Status report:

(1) Package not found (unchanged)

(2) URI unsupported (unchanged)

(3) Removed from index (new).

Google has reset the data in the report, so the data now goes back to December 11, 2015.

Here is a quote about the new report:

These are app pages that don’t meet our technical guidelines — for example, users get redirected to the home page or the app crashes when the user attempts to open the deep link.

To fix this, check the example URIs both in Fetch as Google and on an actual device, and make sure your app doesn’t crash on opening, the deep pages don’t redirect to the homepage, and the content is equivalent. Once you fix the issues and we recrawl your app pages, these deep links from Google search to your app will be reexamined.

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