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Spider 5xx - Server Errors

500-level errors occur when there is a problem on your web server preventing the data from being returned (usually a scripting problem). While some 5xx errors occur during server restarts, any 5xx error that occurs more than a few times should be investigated. This report will show the number of hits a page received during a 500-level error by a spider and/or bot.

Spiders encountering 500-level errors will usually try loading the page again later. After several failed retries, the page will likely be removed from the spider's index.

Terms Used

File - Any and all file extensions that were viewed, visited, hit or downloaded from a particular website.

Hits - A hit represents a request to your web site for a file such as an image, a web page, or a CGI script. One web page may contain several related resources, and as a result, a visitor viewing one web page may trigger several hits. Hits generated as a result of an error (either a 400 or 500 level error) are not counted as actual hits to your site, and are kept separate from successful hits.

Spider - A spider is an automated program that searches and indexes web sites, usually with the intent of providing information for search engines.