Questions tagged [xml]

XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a set of rules for encoding documents in machine-readable form. It is defined in the XML 1.0 Specification produced by the W3C, and several other related specifications, all gratis open standards.

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How to create 32 crores pages XML sitemap for HTML website [closed]

I have created an HTML website having 32 crore pages on it. this is a flight booking website. Now I want to create an xml sitemap for this and implement
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Sitemap on Google Search Console not helping top 6 links to change [duplicate]

I am currently attempting to alter the way Google will display the top 6 links when you search for our URL on Google's search engine. I have read about creating a sitemap.xml file and created the file ...
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Why did Yoast put a no-index tag in my XML sitemap?

I recently removed an SEO plugin from my WP site and replaced it with Yoast. I made some other changes to the site as well, adding no-index to my category pages. I just tried inspecting the new ...
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Why is the sitemap validator returning an error for the “lastmod” tag?

The sitemap of my company's brand's website seems to be fine when I look at it at first glance. I don't particularly see any errors as such. However, SEMrush, the SEO tool, reports that our sitemap is ...
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Hosting sitemap files on a subdomain [duplicate]

I have a website lets say xyz.com for which i have the sitemap index at xyz.com/sitemap.xml Within the sitemap index file there are multiple sitemap links which are hosted on a subdomain of xyz.com ...
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A sitemap index needs to be in the website root, but do the referenced sub-sitemaps also need to be in the root?

My Website have to split on three Sections , Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7 .Now build Three articles which explain how install Virtual Box on Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7 , therefore ...
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Google SEO / Search - Returning Sub Categories with Search ? SiteMap ? XML ? Yoast? [duplicate]

What is the correct way to get Google to display a search result like (syncfusion) shown below ? Is there a sitemap layout ? XML pattern one should use ? Secondly.. if you use Wordpress + Yoast SEO (...
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How do I get a list of all the URLs from multiple sitemaps which are listed using an index sitemap?

I have a gz index sitemap file that lists 4 different sitemaps that each are 50mb big. What I want to do is I want to get all the URLs in those 4 sitemap files. I tried to use https://robhammond....
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Is a different sitemap per language OK? How do I tell Google about them?

The website is very, very large and I have created: sitemap_fr.xml sitemap_en.xml sitemap_es.xml Is this solution OK? If so, do I have to insert a tag to inform Google about the different sitemaps?...
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one sitemap file to images/videos/urls/mobile

My web site is writing sitemaps dynamically when a user created a post. But I have a problem with sitemap types. I have to write separately to sitemap_image.xml,sitemap_url.xml,sitemap_video.xml files ...
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How do I correctly add index page to xml sitemap - do I need a canonical expression?

When I create an xml sitemap using an online sitemap creator, it adds the following <url> <loc>http://www.mysite.co.uk/</loc> <lastmod>2017-09-26T18:03:59+00:00</...
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Crawlers that generate sitemaps only find one page on my site despite being allowed to crawl by robots.txt

Having a real problem here, I've tried lots of services to sort this including http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/ as well as software and a PHP script. Basically my domain is http://gamingdeluxe.co.uk/ ...
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Is incorrect to have the HTTPS version of the sitemaps.org URL in the xmlns sitemap schema?

I have the schema with this: <sitemapindex xmlns="https://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"> Is it correct or should be: <sitemapindex xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0....
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How to fix xml and php live search [closed]

Hi i have been wondering on how to make a live search on my movie website and im trying to do it without a database. So i decided to go with php and xml. These are my code so far. please help me fix ...
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XML for video sitemaps: What value is expected for element “id”, “type”?

We've got an XML sitemap listing all of our magazine articles and videos, if the article contains a video. However, we got error messages in Google Search Console for the element "id" ("An unambiguous ...
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File priority in Joomla website

I have a Joomla site which is hosted on a Linux server which has 2 files, sitemap.xml and sitemap.html. When I try to access example.com/sitemap, sitemap.xml shows up instead of sitemap.html. Can ...
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Prevent Google from seeing “svg” as a content keyword without using .htaccess

Is there a simple way to do this without using "X-Robots-Tag: noarchive" and robots.txt ? Because in some shared hosting packages it is not possible to modify this kind of values. I have came across ...
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Is there a default or required filename and location for an Open Search file?

Is there a default/required filename for the Open Search? Like search.xml or opensearch.xml or is every name allowed as long as the reference from the HTML link-tag is correct? Also, can it only be ...
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XML Sitemap upload for Wordpress site

I had previously used an XML Sitemap auto generator on the AIOSEO plugin but wanted to make some changes to the prioritization of some of the URLs that I could not change through the functions of the ...
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Sitemaps & <link rel=… for quad-directional websites

I realize there are many similar questions, but I think this consolidates multiple points of confusion. This question follows from the great advice given here. I have a site that has a separate mobile ...
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Sitemap.xml generates 404's for URLs with single quotes and commas

I'm going to try and keep this as terse as possible: when it comes to single quotes and commas in the URL, I'm damned if I encode and damned if I don't. If I leave the single quote unencoded in the ...
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Backend admin interface with multiple web services [closed]

What is the easiest way to receive data from different web services (Shopify, Amazon Marketplace Web Service, CRM applications, social media platforms, etc.) for an Internet retailer who wants to be ...
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Schema.org hierarchy as XML

I am intersted in using the Schema.org hierarchy to help users define "things" that they add to my custom CMS. For example if they wanted to add a "person" to my CMS, they would have to add all the ...
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Multiple SQLite3 Databases In A Single Web Application Viable?

This question was voted inappropriate for stackoverflow, so I'll ask here. I'm considering designing a CMS where content is centered around what the users submit. Built on polyglot, php, sqlite3 for ...
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Google Webmaster Tools complains about invalid namespace in my sitemap

I'm having trouble defining my sitemap to Google's liking. I'm having a hard time testing this, because I can only test the validity of our sitemap using Google Webmaster Tools, when the newest code ...
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href lang annotations in xml sitemap file displays issues

Following Google guidelines for creating an sitemap.xml file to add a href lang annotations, I'm getting display issue when viewing the sitemap.xml file in my browser. Instead of looking like a ...
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What is the meaning of a link rel file-list in the HTML head?

I little while ago I saw a website with the HTML code: <link rel="File-List" href="index_files/filelist.xml"> The content of the file is: <xml xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:...
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Generate a sitemap automatically, does it need to be XML?

I want to create an XML sitemap (for the sake of SEO), my first attempt to achieve this was by including the website main menu/navigation links using <?php include ("assets/includes/menu.inc"); ?&...
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Problem with ipage server

I want to use PHP inside XML. I create some XML file and everything is OK on my local WAMP server. But online (on ipage server) just problem. I include AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .xml in ....
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Google Webmaster Tools says my XML sitemap “appears to be an HTML page”

We're running a lot of sites and we've started to get a lot of these errors in Webmaster Tools: Sitemap is HTML Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format ...
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Most invariant URI to refer to a HTML5 element from w3.org?

If one is in a situation where you are required to use a URI (simple strings would not do)...how would you refer to the concept of an HTML5 element ("div", "li", etc.)? As a starting point for what ...
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Need to encourage google to refresh robots.txt [duplicate]

My old robots.txt is User-agent: * Disallow: / Is blocking me for uploading a new sitemap and also blocking me for fetching robots.txt manually. I don't know what to do.
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Is there a way to save MS Word document as HTML w/o the ms proprietary stuff?

So normally I wouldn't use this feature ("Save as Web Page") but I have large documents from clients they just want put on their site as HTML, and formatting it all by hand seems like a waste of time. ...
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How does client side XML+XSLT affect SEO?

I have a site that is built completely in XML and is transformed by a single XSL file. How does this affect SEO? Is it possible to store page-specific metadata? Will robots see the transformed page (...
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IIS MIME type for XML content

recently a third party plugin I'm using to display online magazines stopped working on mobile devices. According to their help page, this happens for people serving with IIS. Their solution is to set ...
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Restrict Google's Custom Search autocomplete list

Is it possible to use an XML file to force Google's Custom Search to suggest only the terms in the XML?
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Sitemap for multiple language site

I have a multiple site. For example: English language page: mysite.com And mysite.com/en Farsi language page: mysite.com/fa Japanese lanuage page: mysite.com/jp The content posts in English ...
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sitemap.xml file extension, does it have to be .xml?

Do XML sitemap files have to end with the .xml file extension? On the Bigcommerce platform, their XML sitemap file are defined as: http://www.examplesite.com/xmlsitemap.php The sitemap file is all ...
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ampersand (&) sign in sitemap generating error

I have ampersand sign in urls and Google is not able to parse my sitemap.xml due to this. I can't remove the sign but i have to submit my xml to google. Is there any solution for this.
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How to create and submit multiple sitemaps into categories?

I have a questions. I need to know how to create and submit multiple sitemaps into categories? This is for a big online auction site with a lot of products that needs to be indexed.
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How do search engines index XML-based websites?

I'm talking about the kind that transforms XML into (X)HTML on the client side. We all know that search engines use semantics in HTML (headings, links) to rank your website. So if you don't already ...
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HTML5 and facebook Graph API

In order to use the "og:" meta tag of Facebook Graph, I need to add the following to the tag: xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:og="http://opengraphprotocol.org/schema/" xmlns:...
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Add multiple payment options in Google Product feed XML

In my Google Product feed I have both Visa and MasterCard listed as accepted payment methods. Is it possible, and is there any benefit, in adding the remainder of my payment options; American Express, ...
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.XML Sitemaps and HTML Sitemaps Clarification

I've got a website with about 170 pages and I want to create an effective Sitemap for it as it is long due. The website is internally linked very well but I still want to take advantage of creating a ...
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Serve up syntactic XHTML5 using the text/html MIME type?

I have a site currently written with HTML5 tags. I'd like to be able to parse the site as XML, with support for namespaces, etc, to facilitate programmatic extraction of data. Currently I have <...
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What tool to use to modify HTML file structure

I have HTML files with all sharing the same structure. Something like this: Body Table tr1 ... (more nested tables) tr2 ... (more nested tables) ...
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Using XML in a Flex Website to Improve SEO

I've got a Flex 3 site called www.brainpinata.com that's a trivia game. Basically, everything in the site is pulled from a database-- the questions, choices, and answers. So, unfortunately, Google ...
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How to add rss feed to website [closed]

Actually, i want to add rss feed to my website which can be read by google reader. For this what all should i do? I use php to create my website and i am totally new to xml and rss. What should I do?
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Does using data from another website increase their SEO?

To clarify, if I wear to use xml data from another website to make charts on my site, would that affect their SEO?
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Is an xml sitemap good or bad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any clear indicators that my sitemap file is beneficial? The good: You provide search engines with all the urls in your site But, does the search engine search ...