Page Resources Couldn't be Loaded” on GSC even after clearing everything on robots.txt

by ray   Last Updated July 31, 2019 17:04 PM

Google Search Console and Mobile-Friendly Test both give me the following two warnings for my Wordpress based website:

Content wider than screen

Clickable elements too close together

The screenshot that these sites provide of my website completely looks broken as if no CSS was applied.

Many solutions to this problem seem to identify the robots.txt file as the culprit, as some users may be blocking google bot from accessing the resource files such as stylesheet or JavaScript.

My case was different. The following state is how my robots.txt file looks like, and I still get the same warning messages none the less. I am an SEO framework user, so I created my own static version of the robots.txt.

User-agent: *

Allow: /

Sitemap: https://****************

There are also suggestions that the weight (heaviness) of the website is to be blamed. In my case, I have only a few JavaScript files that are mainly in charge of some very light tasks such as carousel, slide-down answers for faq, and the menu button for the nav-menu.

I tried many things including switching themes and surprisingly, the same issue happens even for the WordPress official theme "twenty-seventeen" and also "twenty-nineteen" or the blank version of the "Underscores" theme, but not when I used my original theme that doesn't have any JavaScript files.

Do I really have to go the route of NOT using JavaScript at all, and strictly only use css to style my website, or can it be that there are other things to look at??

Along with the two warnings, I also almost always get "Page Loading Issue" on the test results. Could it be that this is a server speed related issue? I am located in Japan at the moment, and my website is also targeted mainly for Japanese, but I am using a SiteGround server and not a Japanese server. I am well aware that this is giving me a speed-related issue in general for my website, but is this also affecting the results of the above-mentioned google tests?



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