Hi Sir / Madam, Hope you are doing good.
I’m facing some errors on my search console. When I’m trying to submit a sitemap on the search console it does not submit successfully and shows an error as “Sitemap couldn’t fetch” when I open the error it says General HTTP error.
When I went deeper into this issue I found the website from the backend showing a “503 Service Unavailable” error.
So why is it showing so? The website is opening properly but why server from the backend showing a 503 error, because of that I can’t submit a sitemap, which causes no indexing of any blog URL.
When I describe the same issue with the Search Console support system they said this
The sitemap is fine but Googlebot can’t reach the site
When I check with a spoofing tool it shows that a status 503 is returned to user agent Googlebot
On the other way, the mobile-friendly tool is showing (crawl failed’ without details so Googlebot can’t reach it at all or don’t get an answer from your site
Like I advised before, check the server logs to see if you see traffic from Googlebot and what status it returns, check if it also returns a 503
If you don’t have access to the server logs, then check with your web host
Also check Cloudflare firewalls, security plugins, .htaccessn, or other server settings."
This was their reply, Now what to do?