Why does Google Adwords (Search Console) appear to be blocking CANDDi?

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This is a great question to ask!
(and simple answer - there is nothing to worry about here)

 

You may see in your Google Adwords account, that the Google Search console traffic to CANDDi is blocked.

 

This may look like:

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There is absolutely nothing to worry about here. We explicitly block the Google Crawler as there's nothing useful for Google to crawl.

 

Robots.txt file

Web site owners use the /robots.txt file to give instructions about their site to web robots.

For example a web robot will try to visit a website, say http://www.example.com/welcome.html. Before ithe bot does, it will check for http://www.example.com/robots.txt, and will find the following:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /

This will be why you can see http://s.canddi.io in your Google Adwords account being blocked.

 

 

Below is a link to an FAQ from Google on what it means when the Search Console blocks a host:

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6153277?hl=en

If you notice other hosts are being blocked, then it would be worth reading this FAQ

 

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