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Google wont accept my sitemap

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by hawksrnm1, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. trtint

    trtint Active Member

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    #21
    Hi,
    l was just looking for sitemap conversations. I have the same kind site map problem. I made many times sitemap but google cant read it and its not right sitemap file, l gave up many times and tryed again and again. Still google doesnt accept it. Can you pls help me? my site url is alparcade.com
    thanks from now...
    SEMrush
     
    trtint, Nov 14, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
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    johnsunvalley Banned

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    #22
    write a correct robot.txt or remove it.
     
    johnsunvalley, Nov 16, 2008 IP
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    trtint Active Member

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    #23
    Can you help me please what l will write in it so it can be right?Thanx from now..
     
    trtint, Nov 19, 2008 IP
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    #24
    i use dolphin for build social networking plaese tell me about free google sitemap generator

    thank,
     
    techloverblog, Nov 19, 2008 IP
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    hans Well-Known Member

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    #26
    Hey hawksrnm1,

    Looks like you're having the same issue as Sensaay (diff post)... it's an easy one to make... 'cause the robots.txt file is kinda dumb IMHO.

    I would strongly recommend people NOT use the ALLOW tag in their robots.txt, because AFAIK only google supports it... which means you are 'implicitly' blocking spiders (which do not support the ALLOW tag) from crawling your site... Sure Google is 70% of the SE space.. but why ignore the rest? :)

    Here is what I would do... remove the "Allow: /sitemap.xml" and change the "Allow: / " to "Disallow: "

    So your robots.txt would look like:

    
    User-Agent: *
    Disallow: 
    
    
    Code (markup):
    Here is the post I left in Sensaay's post:
    Added sitemaps now show ERROR

    Hope it helps, PD
     
    PhilD, Nov 21, 2008 IP
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    hans Well-Known Member

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    #27
    I see that you never took time to validate your robots.txt NOR to correct existing errors. hence it appears that your robots.txt is of zero importance to you and the topic may well be considered closed.
     
    hans, Nov 23, 2008 IP
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    #28
    I had the exact same problem..no robots.txt file and it was giving me the same error.

    I created the file and tried PhilD's code but it doesn't work:

    User-Agent: *
    Disallow:

    So I used the OP's code and it worked:

    User-Agent: *
    Allow: /
    Allow: /sitemap.xml

    I'm unsure if this is blocking crawlers like Phil stated..will have to look in to this in more depth...
     
    ddzc, Nov 25, 2008 IP
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    hans Well-Known Member

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    #29
    the docu given on
    http://www.robotstxt.org/
    is actually that simple that it's hard to belief some still never read it carefully
    just a few minutes to read and convert and all problems are gone forever!
     
    hans, Nov 25, 2008 IP
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    fmt2k7 Active Member

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    #30
    What if there is no robots.txt file on your site at all? I'm having this very same problem, but I have no robots.txt file and never have.

    Does this mean that in order for Google to be able to read a sitemap file, there MUST be a robots.txt file?
     
    fmt2k7, Nov 25, 2008 IP
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    fmt2k7 Active Member

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    #31
    Apparently, there must be a robots.txt file. I just added one to my site and re-submitted my sitemap and the errors are gone and the status is OK.

    I have no files or directories that I don't want Google to see, so my robots.txt file looks like this:

    User-Agent: *
    Allow: /

    Hope this helps someone.
     
    fmt2k7, Nov 25, 2008 IP
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    dota Banned

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    #32
    try to rebuilt ur sitemap and submit again
     
    dota, Nov 25, 2008 IP