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Argh!

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by gary99, Oct 12, 2005.

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    Google finally decided to crawl the sites in my sitemap, but it barfed. Apparently I had uploaded my sitemap with the following url:

    http://workfromhomespot.com/sitemap.xml

    Then I had entered all the url's in the sitemap xml file like this:

    http://www.workfromhomespot.com/default.aspx

    Google apparently figured that my pages weren't actually under the site that I had verified for the site map, and decided it couldn't crawl the pages.

    So, as I say, Argh!
    SEMrush
    Don't be like me.
     
    gary99, Oct 12, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Quick fix though - could be alot worse

    And given that Google etc do consider them to be different it's an important lesson with link building, duplicate content etc

    Sarah
     
    sarahk, Oct 12, 2005 IP
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    sufyaaan Banned

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    I dont think G will penalize a site for duplicate content because it is showing up the same content on www and non-www versions.

    According to G Patent, G might look at Whois info etc. to make sure that it belongs to the same owner and will show up one of them in the SERPs instead of penalizing them.

    Further, it is still unable to distinguish between the copycat and the origional publisher. You can take a look at labs.darkseoteam.com/noarchive about how they managed to create problems for Matt Catt by their tricks ... ;-)
     
    sufyaaan, Oct 12, 2005 IP
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    Sitemap is a nightmare. About 50% of users seem to struggle like this.
     
    randymorin, Oct 14, 2005 IP
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    So far I'm unimpressed. But I guess it's probably not hurting. :)
     
    gary99, Oct 14, 2005 IP