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Sitemap.xml or Sitemap.xml.gz?

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by mohitmohan, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. #1
    hello,
    i have created site map for my blog and submitted to Google webmaster now my problem is in Google webmaster it showing both file Sitemap.xml and Sitemap.xml.gz, please tell me now what i have to do? should i remove sitemap.xmal.gz? if i am doing this then what effect i see
    SEMrush
     
    mohitmohan, Dec 20, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. qazu

    qazu Well-Known Member

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    #2
    It shouldn't be a problem if they both contain the same information. Sitemap.xml.gz is a compressed version of the Sitemap.xml so you don't need it if Sitemap.xml.gz and Sitemap.xml are the same. Removing Sitemap.xml.gz shouldn't have any effect if it contains the same information as Sitemap.xml.
     
    qazu, Dec 20, 2009 IP
  3. mohitmohan

    mohitmohan Active Member

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    hey thanks for the replay so can i remove that sitemap.xml.gz from my webmaster account
     
    mohitmohan, Dec 20, 2009 IP
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    I have always only used sitemap.xml with no problems.

    You wont need both in your webmaster account so you can remove one :)
     
    That-Guy, Dec 20, 2009 IP
  5. y2k2

    y2k2 Guest

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    me too use sitemap.xml
     
    y2k2, Dec 20, 2009 IP
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    Did you use the add sitemap wizard and uploaded it. If you have done so, don't worry about these issues.
     
    alfredwinston, Dec 21, 2009 IP
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    me too...sitemap.xml
     
    pagipagi, Dec 22, 2009 IP
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    shafiq Well-Known Member

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    M3 Also Use sitemap.xml
     
    shafiq, Dec 28, 2009 IP
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    #9
    remove it, and try again. i also meet this problem.
     
    vinnyxia, Dec 28, 2009 IP
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    lindamood1 Active Member

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    download sitemap.xml not other one
     
    lindamood1, Dec 28, 2009 IP
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    Sitemap.xml.gz is auto generated . you need to convert in to sitemap.xml and then upload it
    Thanks,
     
    cmcrajesh, Jan 4, 2010 IP
  12. Adnan Ahmed

    Adnan Ahmed Greenhorn

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    Mostly I have followed sitemap.xml and it fulfills the requirement.
     
    Adnan Ahmed, Jan 4, 2010 IP
  13. earnincome

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    #13
    sitemap.xml.gz is less size than sitemap.xml. It will get use if you want to upload large files, it convert large mb to small mb.
     
    earnincome, Jan 5, 2010 IP
  14. fatehseo

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    I want to know site map is important for web site are not and what is real use of site map.what is differance between sitemap.xml and sitemap.xml
     
    fatehseo, Jan 6, 2010 IP
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    use both! but if you have very heavy website structure with a lot of internal links - use last one only!
     
    homepagewanted, Jan 6, 2010 IP
  16. Adnan Ahmed

    Adnan Ahmed Greenhorn

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    Sitemap help crawler for indexing your pages in search engines. We can call it a table of content for search engines. Sitemap is very important for a website. If you don't create and submit a sitemap your site will not appear in SERP(Seach Engine Result Pages).
     
    Adnan Ahmed, Jan 7, 2010 IP
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    I think you can use only one sitemap not compressed and enable static GZIP compression on your web server to reduce bandwidth usage.
     
    bertasoft, Jan 10, 2010 IP
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    Thanks for your sharing.. I know it now..
     
    skincolor, Jan 10, 2010 IP
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    XML must be used on this system. It will not effect worst but try using xml format
     
    forexloan, Jan 10, 2010 IP