"Fetching the page failed because it's denied" Error



Trying to validate Twitter Cards for a client’s site but I’m getting the following error: Fetching the page failed because it’s denied.

The site runs on WordPress with Yoast WordPress SEO.
I have allowed the Twitter Card Metadata via Yoast WordPress SEO and added the Twitter Username.

The site url is: www.private-tuition-liverpool.co.uk

If anyone could help, it would be great!


As a starting point, your OG image tag points to http://wp.me/a3SvVk-1u

This is not an image. please have it point to an image and try again.


Hi Ryan,

Many thanks for responding.

I’ve tried again with this page: http://www.private-tuition-liverpool.co.uk/pros-cons-investing-private-tutor-new-term/
I’ve ensured the image url was correct but still getting the same message…


Thanks for following up. Our systems are having problems with accessing your machine. I’m not sure what the issue is; where are you hosting?


I am having the exact same problem with: http://ios.discoverpinapp.com

All of our app-related pages has associated twitter card metadata, for instance: http://ios.discoverpinapp.com/app/687888390/

I checked the metadata, and it seems valid to me, but still, I get the “denied” message in the validator


I get the error message:

Fetching the page failed because it’s denied by robots.txt.

Please fix your robots.txt:


User-agent: Googlebot
Disallow: /
Allow: /app/

User-agent: *
Disallow: /


I’m getting the same issue here:

I fixed robots.txt and I’m still getting the same issue. I don’t want to publish the url as a clickable link because it’s a development site that I don’t want indexed, so here it is spelled out.

herbalife dot mercularity.com/demo.php/#!/5563/638966

Any idea why that would be denied?


Similar issue. Unable to validate the page where our tags are located, due to page fetch error.


Same issue.




Please check your robots.txt file allows access for the Twitterbot.
See https://dev.twitter.com/docs/cards/getting-started#crawling for more information on this. If the Twitterbot cannot access your site and URL, you will hit this issue.


How come similar results can be achieved by Facebook without editing robots.txt? I do not have access to robots.txt so cannot make the necessary changes. My Facebook posts look professional, my Tweets look dreadful!


Hello Ryan. I got the same message when I trying to validate my twitter card. ERROR: Fetching the page failed because it’s denied by robots.txt.
I checked our metatags, it looks all valid to me. Could you please check with it. http://www.dotcunited.com/wifitoolbox.html Appreciate it!


As I responded on the other thread, it looks like this this is working now that you have fixed your robots.txt


Hello, I got the same message when I trying to validate my twitter card. ERROR: Fetching the page failed because it’s denied by robots.txt.

This is our website https://www.proteccion.com/wps/portal/proteccion/web/inversion/home
Could you please check with it. thanks