Response Codes: Internal Blocked Resource

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Internal Blocked Resource

Internal resources (such as images, JavaScript and CSS) that are blocked from rendering by robots.txt or an error.

This can be an issue as the search engines might not be able to access critical resources to be able to render pages accurately.

How to Analyse in the SEO Spider

Use the ‘Response Codes’ tab and ‘Internal’ and ‘Blocked Resource’ filters to view these URLs.

This filter will only populate when JavaScript rendering is enabled (blocked resources will appear under ‘Blocked by Robots.txt’ in default ‘text only’ crawl mode).

Blocked resources can be viewed by URL in the ‘Rendered Page’ tab, and any pages with blocked resources can be viewed under ‘JavaScript > Pages with Blocked Resources’.

What Triggers This Issue

This issue is triggered when internal resources match directives within the robots.txt. For example, a directive like:

Disallow: /wp-includes/

In the robots.txt file, which would block search engines from crawling any resources that begin with:

Such as:

How To Fix

Update the robots.txt and resolve any errors to allow all critical resources to be crawled and used for rendering of website content.

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