1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

Why google does not verify my sitemap WHY WHY

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by extra_work, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. #1
    extra_work, Jan 24, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. astup1didiot

    astup1didiot Notable Member

    Messages:
    5,927
    Likes Received:
    269
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    280
    #2
    The file should be emtpy, not containing anything inside of it.
     
    astup1didiot, Jan 24, 2008 IP
  3. Richie_Ni

    Richie_Ni Illustrious Member

    Messages:
    10,727
    Likes Received:
    1,175
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    410
    #3
    try the other way (by inserting meta tags).
     
    Richie_Ni, Jan 24, 2008 IP
  4. extra_work

    extra_work Active Member

    Messages:
    315
    Likes Received:
    6
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    58
    #4
    I am using blog ,dont know where to put the tag
    Edit:Made the html empy but still no verified
    Verification status: NOT VERIFIED
    We've detected that your 404 (file not found) error page returns a status of 200 (Success) in the header.
     
    extra_work, Jan 25, 2008 IP
  5. Richie_Ni

    Richie_Ni Illustrious Member

    Messages:
    10,727
    Likes Received:
    1,175
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    410
    #5
    are you using wordpress?
    u just need to put the meta tags in your template file.
     
    Richie_Ni, Jan 25, 2008 IP
  6. TroyM

    TroyM Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    517
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    108
    #6
    I do not think it has to be empty.. I rennamed bunch of files, and used for verification.. They all worked...
     
    TroyM, Jan 25, 2008 IP
  7. extra_work

    extra_work Active Member

    Messages:
    315
    Likes Received:
    6
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    58
    #7
    Yes,wordpress.But in which template.For example-sidebar,index,header,footer ???ANd where should i put the tag in this template,or it just does not matter ?
     
    extra_work, Jan 25, 2008 IP
  8. catanich

    catanich Peon

    Messages:
    1,921
    Likes Received:
    40
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #8
    Have you used the exact file name that google wants you to use? If so, it needs be placed into the "root" directory only!!!! That is the only place google will go to.

    Also, it doesn't matter if there is anything in the file or not. Google is just looking for the file name in the root.

    If this doesn't work, verify that there are no errors in the Webmaster account.

    And finally, you can not have a "custom" 404 error page. Just change the name for a week. Then ask Google to verify it. They will. And then change the 404 page name back again.
     
    catanich, Jan 25, 2008 IP
  9. Richie_Ni

    Richie_Ni Illustrious Member

    Messages:
    10,727
    Likes Received:
    1,175
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    410
    #9
    in header.php

    before the head close tag.
     
    Richie_Ni, Jan 25, 2008 IP
  10. extra_work

    extra_work Active Member

    Messages:
    315
    Likes Received:
    6
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    58
    #10
    Where exactly should i post the google code ?This is the header.php
     
    extra_work, Jan 26, 2008 IP
  11. extra_work

    extra_work Active Member

    Messages:
    315
    Likes Received:
    6
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    58
    #11
    Man,i uploaded the file to the root .Have a look
    http://sci-fiction.net/googlea7bbc4b2ae506173.html
    I just dont have an idea why it is not accepted.Is Accepts my sci-fiction.net/sitemap but cannot verify it :(
     
    extra_work, Jan 26, 2008 IP
  12. Ladadadada

    Ladadadada Peon

    Messages:
    382
    Likes Received:
    36
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #12
    Actually... you can have a custom 404 page. The problem here is that the Apache rewrites (in the .htaccess file) that wordpress installs are catching the request that Google make to see if you are using rewrites that catch everything.

    Google request http://sci-fiction.net/googlea7bbc4b2ae506173.html and then they also request http://sci-fiction.net/noexist_a7bbc4b2ae506173.html. They expect to get a 200 response from the first request and a 404 response from the second request. If they don't get both requests correct then they can't verify your site.

    The proper method is to make sure that any page on your site that doesn't exist returns a proper 404 HTTP status code when the resource is not found. At the moment, if you request the noexist link above, you just get back the home page.

    This has other advantages, such as helping every other person out there on the web know what's going on with your site. It's also nice if you can make your PHP code return 304 status codes when the page has not been modified but that's outside the scope of your request.

    The easiest method is just to ask Google to use the meta tags method but if you're up for the challenge there are greater rewards to be found by following the other path.
     
    Ladadadada, Jan 26, 2008 IP
    thewolf32 likes this.
  13. extra_work

    extra_work Active Member

    Messages:
    315
    Likes Received:
    6
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    58
    #13
    So ladadada how to verify it ?What is the decision ?
     
    extra_work, Jan 27, 2008 IP
  14. thewolf32

    thewolf32 Active Member

    Messages:
    1,724
    Likes Received:
    26
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    90
    #14
    This is how it should go:

    Hope it helps.
     
    thewolf32, Jan 27, 2008 IP
  15. taskmaster

    taskmaster Peon

    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #15
    why this stress about sitemap, I dont have any and I will never have, google has a good spider, so its not realy good for anything other then google now has more info about you and your sites, to rank you.
     
    taskmaster, Jan 28, 2008 IP
  16. bm66

    bm66 Peon

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #16
    thewolf32, the meta tag has to be put BEFORE the </head> tag, not after the <body>.
     
    bm66, Jan 28, 2008 IP
  17. tankard

    tankard Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    55
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    185
    #17
    This seems to me like a DNS problem to me. Your blog is http://domain but google goes to http://www.domain and cannot access it because DNS hasn't been set up correctly.
    See the difference? What panel do you use for hosting management? Can you add a new DNS zone?

    But anyway, yes, it seems a better idea to use meta tags.
     
    tankard, Jan 29, 2008 IP
  18. thewolf32

    thewolf32 Active Member

    Messages:
    1,724
    Likes Received:
    26
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    90
    #18
    It worked for me when I put it after the <body>.
     
    thewolf32, Jan 29, 2008 IP
  19. Ladadadada

    Ladadadada Peon

    Messages:
    382
    Likes Received:
    36
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #19
    I didn't mention this before but verifying your site is not really part of the sitemap.xml procedure.

    What you get when you verify that you own your site is access to more detailed statistics about your site in the Google Webmaster Tools. Once you have verified that you own the site you can see all of the searches that have returned your page, even if no one clicked on them and you can see a list of all the pages that link to your site. You can also see details about how often the Googlebot crawls your site, any errors it found and you can change the rate at which it crawls.

    Even if you don't verify your site, Google will still retrieve and use your sitemap file.

    To be valid HTML, meta tags should go in between <head> and </head>. It probably doesn't matter to Google where you put the meta tag but if you want your site to validate then that's where it needs to go.
     
    Ladadadada, Feb 10, 2008 IP