Google has corrected an error in the documentation for their crawlers that unintentionally misinterpreted one of their crawlers.
Although this is generally a minor issue, it is a serious one for SEOs and publishers that rely on the documentation to implement firewall rules.
A website may unintentionally stop a valid Google crawler if the proper data is not noted.
Google Inspection Instrument
The documentation section on the Google Inspection Tool contains the error. This significant crawler is dispatched to a website in response to two requests.
Search Console’s URL inspection feature
Google’s system reacts with the Google Inspection Tool crawler when a user wishes to check in the search console whether a webpage is indexed or to request indexing.
Detailed results test
This test determines whether structured data is accurate and meets the criteria for a rich result, an improved search result. A specific crawler will be prompted to retrieve the webpage and examine the structured data if this test is used to prompt it.
The issue with Crawler User Agent Typo Error
Websites that are behind a paywall yet whitelist particular robots. The Google InspectionTool user agent may run into difficulty because of this.
Incorrect user agent identification can also cause issues if the CMS must utilize robots.txt. Or a robot’s meta directive to prevent Google from seeing pages it shouldn’t be looking at.
To prevent bots from indexing certain sites. Some forum content management systems delete links to things like the user signup page, user profiles, and the search feature.
If you or a client are adding Google’s crawlers to a whitelist or preventing crawlers. From accessing particular webpages, be sure to update the relevant robots.txt, meta robots directives, or CMS code. Compare the current version with the previous one (via Internet Archive Wayback Machine).