Forbidden! RYTE detecting broken links - But what are these links?

Hey there - I am optimizing my website and while running a scan through RYTE, I encountered a bunch of supposed “broken links” which look to just be “forbidden” from displaying.

Does anyone know what this is? The links go to - nowhere? We do have a lot of VIMEO videos we’re streaming to our site, and GTMetrix is throwing errors about duplicate URLs and sorts…do you think it’s related?

This is a legitimate URL on our site:

However, I’m not sure what this is, or why it’s error’ing or why there are so many of them:

Thanks all!

I assume it’s RYTE crawling over these lines in your page:

<link rel="alternate" type="application/json+oembed" href="" />
<link rel="alternate" type="text/xml+oembed" href=";format=xml" />

which are providing for embedding portions of your website (i think? Not entirely clear from wordpress’ documentation which direction this is meant to flow…)

In any case it would seem RYTE didn’t have the necessary authentication to access those URLs, possibly because of the nature of the program as a spider.

Actually it appears to be a problem with the parameter not being URLEncoded. ← Works <-doesn’t.

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