Are 403 forbiden pages a cause for concern?

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Hi

We have a site that, when run through Screaming frog and integrity (broken link tool mac), is showing a lot of 403 forbidden codes.

Are these a problem for SEO purposes and could they affect ranking?
And how can i determine why they are occurring?

All of these pages are accessible and live but I'm guessing that they can't be crawled properly.

The site is the site: http://bit.ly/1R4iRWb
Thank you!
#403 #concern #forbiden #lots #pages
  • Profile picture of the author irawr
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    Originally Posted by Curran81 View Post

    Hi

    We have a site that, when run through Screaming frog and integrity (broken link tool mac), is showing a lot of 403 forbidden codes.

    Are these a problem for SEO purposes and could they affect ranking?
    And how can i determine why they are occurring?

    All of these pages are accessible and live but I'm guessing that they can't be crawled properly.

    The site is the site: 5 Star Luxury self catering holiday Lodges Cornwall | Rosehill Lodges
    Thank you!
    in SF, under speed, put the threads to 1. Check limit URLs, set max URI/S to 1. Recrawl it and see if the errors are still there.

    Or try screwing around with the user agent.

    Check your server log files before you scanned and make sure you are not getting the errors from the real bots.

    It's likely your web server just doesn't like your tools.

    Edit:Removed. Appears you are using Joomla.

    http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?t=694780

    Maybe.
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    • Profile picture of the author Curran81
      thanks for this! Will check out the joomla link.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    I ran Screaming Frog on OPs site & don't see a single 403. I do see three 404s.

    • domain.com/green/environmental-awards
    • domain.com/undefined/
    • domain.com/green/bird-cam
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  • Profile picture of the author jacksonWSA
    Delinquency problems of the site, is the age-old problems
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