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502 Bad Gateway

Posted by: Ed Dooley on 04/21/2013 - 8:16 AM

Bad gateway when clicking on some of my images.

 

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Posted by: Robert Woodward on 04/21/2013 - 10:19 AM

Getting the same error on many of my images.

 

Posted by: Chuck Staley on 04/21/2013 - 10:42 AM

Same here

 

Posted by: Harold Shull on 04/21/2013 - 10:43 AM

ditto

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 04/21/2013 - 10:43 AM

We do know and are on it.....

 

Posted by: Liz Alderdice on 04/21/2013 - 10:53 AM

Same here, glad it's not just me!

 

Posted by: Tim Buisman on 04/21/2013 - 11:01 AM

I cleared my cookies, and it's worked perfectly since.

 

Posted by: John Rizzuto on 04/21/2013 - 12:52 PM

Does the bad gateway messages that we have been receiving lately impact google search results? Like, when a google bot goes to index of our images and the image is not found, did we just lose that image from the google search results or the other search engines?

 

Posted by: Pamela Patch on 04/21/2013 - 1:32 PM


Very good question John. I would like to hear the answer to that also.

 

Posted by: Christine Till on 04/21/2013 - 1:38 PM


Google treats 502 as downtime and stops visiting the server for a short time. Every server can be down every once in a while for maintenance.

If the site is not "down" for days and days in a row, then 502 has no impact on Google's search results.

 

Posted by: John Rizzuto on 04/21/2013 - 1:43 PM

Thank you Christine. I wonder how many times google has to receive a 502 before they consider it a bad link and remove you from their index. Like is it 2 times, 3 times, or whatever.

 

Posted by: Christine Till on 04/21/2013 - 1:59 PM


I just can talk from experience with my own site, John.
The server my site is hosted at was down for almost a month with 502 (hardware failed) and it did not have any impact on my google rankings or the google search results for my site.

When the server was up again I resubmitted my site to make sure Google starts visiting again (if it ever stopped).

 

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