URL Checker - FAQs
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Written by Geetanjali Tyagi
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General FAQs

The tool will only check landing page URLs of elements that are enabled and which have gotten some impressions in the last 30 days. This means it will check only keywords and ads with impressions that are currently enabled and located in active ad groups and campaigns. For sitelinks, it'll check for enabled state and their association at the account, campaign, or adgroup level.

Optionally you can use the advanced setting Include zero impression entities to check the URLs associated with enabled entities that have not received a single impression in the past 30 days.

Regarding the number of broken URLs we show in the email, these are based on any URL that is broken (404). The system finds a total of such URLs for each scope and projects it. If the text to monitor is broken into two or more lines in the HTML code, only the lines will be tracked.

How can I report on 301 or 302 redirecting URLs?

To check redirecting 301 or 302 URLs, you can add the text (301, 302) in the tool's settings under Special Response Codes. However, if you want to get notified of redirections as well as landing pages, then you'll need to create two settings; one containing the 301 or 302 code in special response and one without the codes in the settings.

What happens if I don't add 301, 302 in special response codes in the URL Checker settings?

In this case, the system first checks if a URL is working. By default, it'll follow the URL it is redirecting to and will check if that URL is working. It'll therefore report on the final landing page.

What does the Status Code "Returned Response Code 429" mean, and how do I prevent this?

The 429 response status code means that the tool sent too many requests in a short amount of time and got flagged. The way to get around this would be to whitelist our user agent Optmyzrbot/1.0.0 in your firewall service.

Why didn't the URL checker automation update the sheet that I shared in the schedule with the results?

This issue usually occurs when the sheet has not been shared with the proper Optmyzr email with the write access. In cases like these, the tool creates a new sheet and updates it with your results. You can always locate this in Automation History while looking for that specific automation run. Also, if you had selected to receive notifications, you can find the new sheet in the email notification. Make sure to share your required sheet with automation@optmyzr-automation.iam.gserviceaccount.com.

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