Error messages

This report notifies you of all the errors that Labrika has found on your pages and the explicit error text contained within said pages.

Please note: This report may also include pages that describe the error message your site is experiencing and how to fix them. Ignore these, the only pages with errors that you should be concerned with are those page URLs on your site that users have access to and would negatively affect user experience if seen with errors on.

This example below shows what happens when an error message completely disrupts your page and makes it unreadable to the user:

Error messages aren’t always as intrusive and disruptive as the one above but the presence of them will still substantially disrupt the user experience when browsing your site. An example of a less obtrusive error message that still ruins the user flow can be seen below:

How badly can error messages listed in this report affect your site?

If search engine crawlers crawl your site and find pages with errors this is a signal to them that your site is poorly maintained and thus, is not a high quality site.

If search engines find a high number of errors on your site, in addition to being perceived as a low quality site, search engines are also likely to attribute certain search engine penalties such as Google Panda to your site until the errors are cleaned up.

This is obviously going to tank any rankings and result in a decrease of traffic and customers.

You should always be vigilant as to what load is being put on your site’s server – if your site can’t cope with the regular load put on it by its visitors then that could be a likely source of the errors if your servers are quite literally running out of resources and can’t load the pages correctly. If a crawler was to visit your site at said time, then it would likely also see the errors and adjust your search positions negatively.

The biggest issue with site errors en masse is that is can completely destroy the user experience when viewing your site which will inevitably lead to a decrease in sales and an increase in the bounce rate of you site which is not good for search rankings nor your bottom line.

With our error reporting feature, we make sure to catch all those errors before your customers do.

Please note: You should always be vigilant of error messages being thrown up by your site because on rare occasions these errors can expose passwords and other vital pieces of personal data that if exposed, could seriously harm your site and its reputation online.

Labrika’s “Error Messages” report

  1. The URL of the page where we found an error.
  2. Error text found on the URL listed in column 1.

If per chance you open up the page in column 1 and do not see the errors listed in column 2, then please reach out to our customer support, and we will look into this further for you.

How to fix errors listed in our report?

Since our report is likely to also include pages in column 1 that are actually describing what the error is and what the error code consists of it is important to note that these are not error pages themselves but instead pages explaining what the error is that you are experiencing further up the link chain on your site.

As such, you should only be concentrating your attention on fixing pages with errors on your site that users will have access to. These pages with errors are likely to be covered under your warranty with your developer – so just reach out the them with our report, and they should be able to fix errors listed.