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cliver
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Bing search errors on web space

Post by cliver » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:34 am

I have created a Joomla website and registered with Google and Bing search. Bing has reported the following bot errors. Why would this be occurring?

Bing are reporting the following is being returned from the apache webserver - I'm using Joomla to present the web page, I need to get this page indexed

Thanks
Clive

URL: http://home.exetel.com.au/base
Status: Redirection limit reached.
HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Connection: Keep-Alive
Date: Sat, 07 Mar 2015 08:00:31 GMT
Keep-Alive: timeout=2, max=100
Content-Length: 307
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Location: http://home.exetel.com.au/base/
Server: Apache



<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">
<html><head>
<title>301 Moved Permanently</title>
</head><body>
<h1>Moved Permanently</h1>
<p>The document has moved <a href="http://home.exetel.com.au/base/">here</a>.</p>
<hr>
<address>Apache Server at home.exetel.com.au Port 80</address>
</body></html>

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Re: Bing search errors on web space

Post by Dazzled » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:51 pm

This isn't an error. First your software attempts to connect to home.exetel.com.au (where there are many websites). It sends off a header which says something about itself. The server looks at the full HTTP header and sees you really wanted ...../base. It issues a 301 moved permanently reply, which includes the instruction to get there, namely the location field.

The last bit after DOCTYPE is a brief webpage to show in browsers, to provide a readable version of what happened.

301 redirection is an extremely common technique. Browsers just quietly relocate. You can read about HTTP headers at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTTP_header_fields. The 301 response is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/301_error

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