This item could not be crawled because the repository did not respond within the specified timeout period. Try to crawl the repository at a later time, or increase the timeout value on the Proxy and Timeout page in search administration. You might also want to crawl this repository during off-peak usage times

In SharePoint 2013, if you get the error message while setting up Search services in SharePoint 2013 , Here is the resolution for you guys

Resolution 1

  1. Navigate to IE and Go to Internet Options>Connections>LAN settings. Do uncheck ‘Automatically detect settings’. And check the crawl again.

Resolution 2

Go to central admin->Manage service Applications
Click on Search service application.
Go to farm search administration below central administration.
Find Time out seconds and change.

Happy SharePointing Guys!!

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