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Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by justbuygreen, Aug 15, 2008.

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    A completely broken sitemap (ie 90% of pages in sitemap are incorrect and generate a 404)

    or

    Not having one at all.
    SEMrush

    And before you say just build a new one, I will be after a major site overhaul. I just want to know what is best for the time being
     
    justbuygreen, Aug 15, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Lever

    Lever Deep Thought

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    Get rid of the busted map... better to not have one at all (and don't forget to remove any reference to the sitemap from robots.txt)
     
    Lever, Aug 15, 2008 IP
  3. gbh1935

    gbh1935 Peon

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    I had a busted sitemap on a file due to the 50,000 page rule and didn't catch it for a week and my site ranking went to hell.... My NEW rule of thumb is to fix any warnings or errors immediately.
     
    gbh1935, Aug 17, 2008 IP
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    1) Get rid of the bad sitemap
    2) Do your site overhaul
    3) Resubmit your sitemap to Google, Yahoo, MSN
     
    lspence, Aug 20, 2008 IP
  5. catanich

    catanich Peon

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    Delete the bad Sitemap

    Create a new one using gSiteCrawler

    Then continue to do your site overhaul.

    Then weekly create a new Sitemap and submit it via Google Webmaster Tools.

    This will give you a head start on reindexing the site.
     
    catanich, Aug 21, 2008 IP