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


#1

Hi,

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!


#2

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.


#3

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…


#4

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?


#5

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


#6

I get the error message:

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

Please fix your robots.txt:

http://ios.discoverpinapp.com/robots.txt

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

User-agent: *
Disallow: /


#7

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?


#8

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


#9

Same issue.


#10

Yep


#11

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.


#12

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!


#13

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!


#14

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