SmartCrawl scan not working

Smartcrawl SEO Checkup scan is giving the following, and not working:

There was an error crawling, we weren't able to get meaningful results

Error starting crawl: Recommendation There was an error crawling, we weren't able to get meaningful results

On running plugin conflict test the Page Cache, and Asset Optimization in Hummingbird seems to cause conflict, when disabled it works fine. Please check chat notes for more info.

  • Dimitris
    • Support Star

    Hello there Mikhail,

    hope you’re doing good today! :slight_smile:

    It seems that this is happening because of the large loading time of homepage, as I was getting inconsistent results in SEO Checkup. Sometimes it was halting, sometimes it was giving results, despite that HummingBird was already deactivated.

    I’d rather advise to focus on performance first, then check SmartCrawl and its SEO Checkup. Keep in mind that SEO Checkup can halt crawling your website if it takes too much to load, so it doesn’t sum up in the total server load.

    So, I went ahead and activated HummingBird again and enabled Page Caching as I didn’t notice any other plugin that could provide that. This already reduced by almost 10 seconds the server response time (meaning the initial time that your server needs to start serving your page).

    I then run a Performance Test in HummingBird here:

    and noticed that you can reduce page loading time by further optimizing the images loaded in homepage.

    Please try to go to Smush settings here:

    and enable the following options:

    Super-smush my images

    Resize my full size images (using the proposing dimensions)

    Detect and show incorrectly sized images (this will help you see in frontend the dimensions of images that have to need “resizing” in Performance Test, reference:

    Smush my original full size images

    Store a copy of my full size images

    Then bulk smush your images once more and run a new Performance Test in HummingBird.

    Let us know how that goes!

    Thank you,


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