Google Search Console | 403 Error

If you have protected a page with a password on your website, Google will show a 403 error (forbidden) and list it as a Crawl Error.

This error is not a cause for concern. It simply means that Google has identified restricted pages on your site. This error won't affect your site's SEO; the only result is that Google won't index these restricted pages. If you receive a 403 error for a URL, you should review your site's page list to ensure that no pages were unintentionally restricted by passwords or member-only access.

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