Accidently noticed Google started to slowly deindex my community blog and after some digging I was getting an error for “redirect error” while checking with browser and some other tools it was showing correct, I went to GSC Support Forum and someone was kind enough to point out it was a server error as it was being signed by “x-powered-by: PHP/8.1.24”
After checking a few other websites (as this website is hosted on a reseller account) that have Cloudflare integration I noticed this domain is the only one affected so I paused cloudflare and it worked again.
I have checked all settings I could think of and did not find any reason for the website to return a 301 with server headers, but apparently once it’s paused it’s getting indexed again!
I do want to mention that from an end-user perspective there was no difference, only crawlers had this problem as they would see the 301 redirect to homepage (not 200 to article/page).
I’m getting “too many redirects” in Safari but not in Chrome or curl. Check your SSL/TLS settings are set to Full (strict), but I don’t think it’s that. Need to look at bit more. Do you have any rules set based on User-agent in your Cloudflare settings?
I have done multiple tests, talked with the hosting provider to disable the securities they have (if any) and got the test to work, show a 200 code via allowlisting in cloudflare > security > waf > tools , but I cannot do allowlist for whole google network + it does not show in events! it’s like there is another cloudflare in front of my cloudflare panel.