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We use K2 and XMap on all our sites, and we don't have failed sitemaps. Be sure to enable K2 plugin for XMap. Be sure to get the correct URL of the sitemap to submit (if you use some SEF component, it may change your sitemap URL, and that may cause a problem). Copy and paste the URL from the sitemap window, and use it directly on GWT. If your site is huge ...


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We decided to save all xml files zipped to database and get them from there as soon as a bot asks for a specific XML Sitemap. Here are the theoretical steps: Create XML files with 45.000 urls. (45k according to this post) Save every url to database with information in which XML Sitemap it is in. gzip those files (8mb => 400-600kb) save them to a xml file ...


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No need to include each forum threads in Sitemap. Whenever you are creating a thread in forums means you are adding additional information to your site, Google will always look for updates where ever the updates it will find it will index. If you don't use sitemap also Google will index your site, sitemap is just an indication of how many URL's having our ...


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Short answer. For a new site, I would not bother but I would prepare. I would just make sure your site can be crawled by spiders. Most forum software is fine for this. If per chance that you have content that cannot be reached via the crawl, then a sitemap may help. There is some exception to this of course. Sitemaps, generally speaking, only really ...


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Sitemaps not sitemap when dealing with high volume of content Your first mistake would to assume that you use 'a sitemap', when dealing with sites that contain a lot of content you need to think in terms of 'sitemaps'. Google indexes content without a sitemap Now it's worth mentioning that Google will pretty much index any important URL without the need ...


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Google is reaching your sitemap file okay and complaining about the domain name used within the sitemap. I looked at your sitemap, and it all looks okay at first glance. The only thing I can think of, is that you have Google Webmaster Tools domain name set to www.buraktas.com and your sitemap is using buraktas.com. Check this. You may need to change one or ...


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Google can sometimes take a while to update their UI, so it may take a while for what you're seeing to change. Did you recently point DNS records? If so, it can take up to 24 hours to propagate. A dig shows --- H3LIUS:~ connarpierce$ dig buraktas.com ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;buraktas.com. IN A ;; ANSWER SECTION: buraktas.com. 14400 IN A ...


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I make an assumption that I understood your requirement correctly so I show courage to answer. give an image link to your sitemap just before your </html> tag. Use a transparent 1px gif file: <a href="sitemap.xml"><img src="transparent.gif" alt="" height="1" width="1" /></a> In the page which has link of your sitemap, set your ...


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For one of my sites, which has a blog, forums, developers corner, and different section I have a sitemap for each of them, because of how massive each section is and will be. Here is my small setup example of how I have it done: /sitemap.xml for the pages that pertain to domain.com/page /blog/sitemap.xml for all of the blog articles and pages ...


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I don't see why a structure of a site could cause you issues with a competitor? The point of the sitemap is to have the pages indexed, so people can find them easier, which does, to a point, has to reveal how your site is organized such as: /news/ contains your Articles of news /forum/ is where all of the forum discussions are Those will be indexable, ...


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The problem is that if you (quite rightly) want your content to be indexed by search engines, anyone who performs a site: search in one of the search engines will be able to see what URLs are indexed. If you want to "hide" your sitemap you could have it on a URL with a "secret" name so it's not obvious to anyone who may be looking for it, but seeing as ...


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You can split up Sitemap files whichever way works best for you. Google has no preference in that regard (past the general limits within a Sitemap file).


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Some of the sitemap generator or the deep link crawlers may cause a cyclic redundancy. However crawlers like Google bot, Bing bot are clever enough to understand this. Read the complete guidelines on https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/183668?hl=en


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Sitemaps are for telling search engines where to find your content, not your sitemaps. So you should not include your sitemap URL in your sitemap. (It would be redundant anyway).



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