Google webmaster tells Not to Block CSS & Javascript Files

Google has raised a new warning alarm to webmasters via both email and Search Console for blocking CSS and Javascript files on their websites.

As Per Google’s Warning Notice:

[mk_blockquote style=”quote-style” font_family=”none” text_size=”12″ align=”left”]“Google systems have recently detected an issue with your homepage that affects how well our algorithms render and index your content. Specifically, Googlebot cannot access your JavaScript and/or CSS files because of restrictions in your robots.txt file. These files help Google understand that your website works properly so blocking access to these assets can result in suboptimal rankings.”[/mk_blockquote]

The warning message states about the inability of Googlebot to access Javascript and/or CSS files due to restricted disallow in robot.txt file, which leads to affect Google algorithms in rendering and indexing a website’s content. The warning message emphasis on an outcome of suboptimal ranking (negatively impact on ranking) only due to blocking of Javascript and/or CSS files.

It seems that Google basically wants the webmasters to come down to change their robots.txt so that it doesn’t forbid Googlebots to access to the website’s CSS and JS files any longer.

If you have received such a warning from Google and don’t know how to resolve this issue, Envision Ecommerce is ready to help you with not only an easy fix, but also in implementing the fixes and results in resolving that crawling issues.