Questions tagged [xml-sitemap]

XML Sitemaps are XML files created to make it easier for Search Engine crawlers and other bots to efficiently and fully crawl a website.

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My Xmap generated sitemap is not being submitted

I m using Joomla Xmap component for creating sitemap. Here is the URL of my Xmap generated Sitemap: http://www.acethehimalaya.com/index.php?option=com_xmap&sitemap=1&view=xml I tried to ...
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Url blocked by robots.txt

I badly stuck on error in webmaster tools. I have created Sitemap and when I try to test it on webmaster tools it showing me this below error: Issue : Url blocked by robots.txt Description : ...
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Is there any benefit to having a link to your website's XML sitemap?

In Google's WebmasterTools, I submitted my site's XML sitemap, which is accessible through www.mysite.com/sitemap. However, no where on the site do I have an actual link that points to this. Is ...
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How to properly remove URL's from Google's index?

On some of our sites, we now have several thousand pages that dilute our website's keyword density. The website is an MVC site with SEO routing. If I submit a new sitemap with say only the 2000 or ...
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The “Total Indexed” is always zero in Google Webmaster Tools despite it showing some of the sitemap is indexed

I'm a newbie in Google Webmaster Tools. I've verified my site, created my sitemap and submitted it to the google webmaster account. But after a week of waiting I've found that 46 out of 250 URLs in ...
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In Google Webmaster Tools we have 3 sitemaps attributed to 1 domain

I have a website that has been on the internet for almost 10 years created in "Microsoft FrontPage" with over 900 pages. Currently in Google Webmaster tools it shows up as 2 domains and 3 sitemaps: ...
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Sitemap: Hierarchical layout possible?

Is it possible to design my sitemap hierarchically? My site is laid out hierarchically into World=>Continent=>Country=>State=>City=>Articles Can I design my sitemap xml like this?...
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SiteMap / webmaster / google adsense

Can we apply for Adsense without sending Sitemap to webmaster tools ?
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Question about paginated based URLs and category URLs with XML sitemaps

I have a blog site that has this URL structure: http://website.com/category/ http://website.com/category/page1/ http://website.com/category/subcat/ http://website.com/category/article_title A flow ...
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Sitemap file getting double compressed

I have a script that generates my XML sitemap and writes it to the file sitemap.xml.gz - i.e. an XML file, compressed with gzip. This file is definitely written correctly as when I download it via FTP ...
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Adding tagged / dynamic pages in sitemap

I've got a blog that's been running for about a year, with about 200 posts, and there should be about 220 pages to index (additional pages for about / contact etc). When I go to crawl the site I get ...
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How to let Google know about dynamic content?

I'm looking for the best practice to let Google know about a vast number of dynamically created content. Let's say (I mean - dream) that I'm Facebook, and I want to let Google to index all the users' ...
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Are there any clear indicators that my sitemap file is beneficial?

I have recently created a sitemap.xml file and uploaded it to my Google Webmasters Tools account. Google didn't report any issues or errors with the uploaded sitemap of my site. Now my question is: ...
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How often are sitemap.xml checked for updates by crawlers?

How often do crawlers check for updates in submitted sitemap.xml? Every hour, day, week, month, more?
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SEO for a wallpaper site [closed]

I am administering a wallpaper website. It hasn't got much content. Pictures mainly and at the moment my sitemap has 1700 entries that includes all the pages ( download pages for single items also ). ...
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Google SEO - remove site map from search result

I am an amateur to SEO. I have a new site recently and submitted the site map to GWT. But after several weeks. I found when I search my domain in google. The site map also appears to be one of the ...
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Delay before getting URLs into Google's in web index?

4 days ago, I have submitted a sitemap.xml into Google's WebMaster Tool for a new website. It contains 3 entries. I have tested the site map and Google found not errors. In about how much time can I ...
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How do I make a free sitemap.xml for a site that is few thousand pages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free unlimited-page sitemap generator? Is there a free tool out there that would let me make a free sitemap for about 3k page site? Thanks!
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What is the best practice with KML files when adding geositemap?

I'm not sure how to deal with KML files. Now important particularly in reference to the Google Venice update. My site basically is a guide of many company listings (sort of Yellow Pages). I want each ...
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2 the same page addresses in generated sitemap?

I tried different sitemap generators and they generate 2 data structures refering to the same webpage: On the beginning: <url> <loc>http://pundaquit.republika.pl/</loc> <...
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Should I ping to Google sitemap-index.xml or only the sitemap file that has been modified?

I have a sitemap-index.xml with 7 files. After updating one of the 7 with new content should I ping Google with the index file or with the updated file? In my index I also use lastmod so Google can ...
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sitemap.xml : shall I put all my URLs including the ones that have “empty result” for a dataset?

Here's my problem: on my website, you can click on all the regions, and the new web page is the result of the search of the region. Thus the result may be empty. Shall I include all those "empty ...
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sitemap.xml for huge online store

I'm running online store with 30,000+ products (having unique urls) which are updated every day. I want google to index my products faster. Now crawler index ~500 pages/day (reports from google ...
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Can a sitemap index file list sitemaps in a different directory?

If I have a sitemap index, can the sitemaps listed in the index be located in a subdirectory, but have links that isn't specific to the subdirectory? I'm trying to avoid having multiple sitemaps in ...
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Sitemap tool fails to find all URLs in my site

I added my url to Google http://www.google.com/addurl.html I added a meta tag with description and keywords I added it in Google web master tools and submit the site map There is no any robots in my ...
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Can a sitemap index file point to sitemaps in another directory?

I am creating multiple sitemaps for a site, and for the sake of organization I would like to put these sitemaps into their own directory (of course the sitemap.xml file will be in the root site ...
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Logo Image in Image Sitemap

Here is my concern. I have the logo image along with the entire header section of the site in an 'included' file. How do I present that image in the image sitemap? Should I give the URL of the '...
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Sitemap to display hash tag links or not?

I am just creating sitemap for my site and wanted to find out if I should include # links for SEO? For Example: www.mydomain.com/#comment1 www.mydomain.com/#comment2 Does this help with SEO or ...
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Why is Google ignoring my pages after a sitemap submit?

I've submitted a Google sitemap with 12 links in, and Google has accepted the links (2 weeks ago) but it insists on only showing 4 out of the 12 pages in the search results. Even when doing a site: ...
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your fresh content on Google

I have actually pretty simple question. Having new sitemap every week and get it indexed immediately. How can I guarantee that the new fresh content will be indexed immediately by Google without ...
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Site.xml with #!, still ok to have bare URL as home page?

I'm trying to get some ajax content on my main page indexed by google. I've implemented the #! url structure for that content and the corresponding piece on the server which renders what users see ...
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Is this Sitemap code correct? [closed]

I'd like to check whether I have any of the code not as it should be in my Sitemap file. Not sure if this is too general a question for here... If it's an ok question, here's the sitemap URL: http://...
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www in Sitemap URL's

I was under the impression that www was deprecated but a lot of the sitemap generators seem to rather I use it. I know that Google doesn't like if I mix the two, IE if the URL of the sitemap is http://...
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Which of these url for Feeds for the Sitemap should I use?

Does it matter which of these I add to my Sitemaps file? http://example.com/?feed=rss http://example.com/?feed=rss2 http://example.com/?feed=rdf http://example.com/?feed=atom
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Sitemap file entries for blog and main php site

I'm creating a sitemap manually. It's a PHP site with a WordPress blog. Here's the main site: http://wordfruit.com And here's the blog: http://blog.wordfruit.com Can I put the blog URL in the same ...
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Code for sitemap — 'weekly.?

I'm creating a Sitemap manually. If I want to specify a url to be crawled weekly, is this the right code: <url> <loc>http://wordfruit.com/</loc> <changefreq>weekly</...
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How to tell Google that I have changed my website URLs?

I have done major updates to my website, and renamed all my URLs. How can I tell Google that I have renamed these URLs and let Google refresh its index? My website URL: http://www.pndmasr.com/ My ...
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After redirecting to `www` is it problematic if my sitemap XML has non-www URLs?

I'm confused about canonical issue. I've setup in .htaccess to redirect the URLs without www to www. Now the URLs in this link in http://www.example.com/sitemap are all without www. Is this going to ...
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The Sitemap Paradox

We use a sitemap on Stack Overflow, but I have mixed feelings about it. Web crawlers usually discover pages from links within the site and from other sites. Sitemaps supplement this data to allow ...
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Proper sitemap.xml setup

I have a dynamic site which has many (well, less than 50) users. Each user is allowed to create as many pages as they want. I know that there is a limit to how many pages you can be listed in ...

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