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Bug With Verify

AlexRAlexR Cape Town
edited December 2012 in Bugs
I have just highlighted all my verified URL's and asked to reverify. 

It comes back with 98% of them as NOT verified, and red. BUT when I check them, they are there, with the exact anchor, URL, etc combination as specified. 

Does anybody else have this? 

Just be careful before you remove all NOT verified as it seems that they are actually still there!


  • SvenSven
    And it's not another proxy issue?
  • AlexRAlexR Cape Town
    Tested proxies both in GSA as well as SB and they are working. 
  • SvenSven

    Your proxies seem to be down. You used as test site and test against "".

    Thats however not that good as the test string is also be showing when the proxy e.g. shows:

    "Sorry but is not allowed to be used with our proxy"

  • AlexRAlexR Cape Town
    Do you have 3 test URL's and 3 test strings that I could use for testing in proxies in future? This way I can be 100% sure if it's a proxy issue or not. 

  • SvenSven
    Well it's easy. Just take any URL you like. View the source and take something that looks as it never changes on that page (e.g. a html tag-id or something).
  • AlexRAlexR Cape Town
    Don't want to be stupid but would this be correct (I'm no coder!):

    String:  id="shSignOutLink"

  • SvenSven
    yes perfect :)
  • ronron

    Hey @GG, in a much earlier thread, I mentioned this issue:

    Although you shouldn't have 98% red (which indicates a proxy problem to me), you will run into situations where some valid links come up as red. Not many - usually a handful.

    You literally can verify all links, throw out the reds, keep the greens, and then re-validate the greens - and you still will see a few reds. Doesn't make sense, right?

    I've come to believe that it isn't always the proxies. I believe the target website is usually more of the issue. Sometimes it returns a 404 Not Found, sometimes the website timesout, etc. And of course, once in a while it is the proxies. I do not believe it is any issue with GSA SER whatsoever.

    So my conclusion that makes me sleep good at night is that I don't mind throwing out the occasional valid link. I view this is a necessary waste in the production process of large linkbuilding. Plus, I would much rather only build tiered links to links that I know are 100% valid and green.


  • AlexRAlexR Cape Town
    It was a proxy issue that caused all red. Now that I changed the test string, for testing proxies, works like a charm. 
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