Push the boundaries of what DataForSEO can do
Learn about the latest updates

Subscribe To Our Newsletter


Default Sitewide Checks Setup Changes

May,25 2023 16:02:04

On-Page API
Default Sitewide Checks Setup Changes

Today we’d like to inform you that we’ve changed the default sitewide checks settings for single-page crawls via the Task POST endpoint of On-Page API.

Earlier, when you set max_crawl_pages to 1 and specified a start_url to crawl only one page, our system still had to make numerous additional requests to obtain data on sitewide checks, and thus the crawl was taking longer to complete.

To minimize the crawl time and our system load, we have made the following changes:

1 If you set max_crawl_pages to 1 and do not specify start_url or set a homepage in it, the following sitewide checks will be disabled:

  • test_canonicalization,
  • enable_www_redirect_check,
  • test_hidden_server_signature,
  • test_page_not_found,
  • test_directory_browsing,
  • test_https_redirect

2 If you set max_crawl_pages to 1 and specify start_url other than a homepage, all sitewide checks will be disabled.

However, you can still enable sitewide checks for one-page crawls. For this, we’ve added a new parameter force_sitewide_checks that you can simply set to true when necessary.

Check our docs to review the changes
Learn more about disabling sitewide checks for multi-page crawls

Don’t hesitate to contact our support team if you have any quesitons.

Embed DataForSeo widget on your website

Embed code: