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Google Ping for Sitemap Submission Anybody got this working? ClickMagazine
I'm trying to ping google with my sitemaps. It accepts them fine, returns a 200 response code. But after a couple of days, none of the sitemaps have been downloaded.
If I sign in to google and submit a sitemap, it's downloaded within 6 hours, usually sooner. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.
Is this working for anybody else? Below is Google's FAQ on pinging.
For example, if your Sitemap is located at http//www.example.com/sitemap.gz, your URL will become:
URL encode everything after the /ping?sitemap=:
I haven't done the sitemap yet, but you may want to ask that here: [ ...] webmasterworld.com ClickMagazine
I've been keeping up with that thread but it's 19 pages and I haven't seen anyone talking about ping. I thought it was better to start my own thread.
I've url encoded my link in the request, I've tried every variation of it I can think of. But again, the one sitemap I have listed through googles web page was downloaded overnight, but none of the ones I pinged.
Thanks for your input.
Is this working for anyone else?
After pinging Google I checked the logs but no one requested the sitemap file in several days... There seems to be a problem. In the end, I submitted my file manually. ClickMagazine
Well, I have too many sitemapss to submit them all manually. Plus, I'd like to develope this for customers but I can't if it doesn't work.
Haven't heard from anyone else that it worked for them either.
when I make major changes (like 10+ pages), I sumbit the sitemap again, via https://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/login Probably no need to (since I think my sitemaps is working fine), but this takes me just 10 seconds. ClickMagazine
That's all fine if you have a small number of sitemaps. I have more than could easily be done manually.
Also, I'd like to develope this into something I could do for clients and it would have to be automated.
The sitemaps pages are giving an error
...] gives this error: google.com
The requested URL /webmasters/sitemaps/stats was not found on this server. walkman
>> The requested URL /webmasters/sitemaps/stats was not found on this server
working now. GoogleGuy probably read this and must've fixed it ;)
GoogleGuy probably read this and must've fixed it ;)
Then maybe he can fix the ping too!