Me and another user (@wallslide) on slack also get a “temporarily unreachable” for requests to the Simple Api when trying to render pages in Google console.
@wallslide also noted:
When I proxied the request through netlify’s rewrite rules (https://www.netlify.com/docs/redirects/#proxying) it worked, which makes me think that requests from googlebot are being blocked for some reason by graphcool
I personally solved this by moving to SSR, but thats not always an easy option e.g. if you’re using Create React App.
It would be helpful to know if Graphcool are deliberately blocking/noindexing the googlebot and if there is anything that could be done to allow requests to the Simple API to be “reachable” so Google can render and index non SSR’d sites properly.