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Google Ping for Sitemap Submission
Anybody got this working?

 9:52 pm on Jul 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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=:




 8:34 am on Jul 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

I haven't done the sitemap yet, but you may want to ask that here: [webmasterworld.com...]


 3:06 pm on Jul 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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?


 4:19 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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.


 4:13 pm on Jul 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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.


 1:05 am on Jul 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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.


 2:29 am on Jul 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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.



 6:16 am on Jul 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

The sitemaps pages are giving an error

[google.com...] gives this error:


Not Found
The requested URL /webmasters/sitemaps/stats was not found on this server.


 5:11 pm on Jul 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

>> The requested URL /webmasters/sitemaps/stats was not found on this server

working now. GoogleGuy probably read this and must've fixed it ;)


 9:57 pm on Jul 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

GoogleGuy probably read this and must've fixed it ;)

Then maybe he can fix the ping too!

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