Hosting Websites - Google "Crawling" issues...

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L3 Networker

Hosting Websites - Google "Crawling" issues...

I haven't found the cause just yet, but I've noticed that since implementing our PAN firewalls, (PA-2020) I've noticed in our Google Webmaster tools that Google has stopped indexing our websites.  This is causing me big grief as you could imagine. Now, I am allowing incoming "web-browsing" but I have to wonder if somehow the firewall is blocking robots...  I've turned on incoming logging to see if I can figure this out.  Any tips would be appreciated.

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Re: Hosting Websites - Google "Crawling" issues...

We had another customer with a similar issue.  He had allowed web-browsing, ssl, flash aand ping.  Once he added the application web-crawler to the policy, the Google fetches (request for index) were successful.  Hope this helps.

L3 Networker

Re: Hosting Websites - Google "Crawling" issues...

Awesome. Thank you. Had just started seeing that in the logs (I normally don't log blocked traffic coming into the dmz).

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