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Google Sitemap pending for 3 days
atlrus




msg:3407358
 8:54 pm on Jul 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have submitted our sitemap regularly - about twice a day, and although Google crawls the pages, my sitemap remains "Pending" for over 3 days now... Anyone else has this problem?

 

frakilk




msg:3407404
 11:21 pm on Jul 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

I haven't had a sitemap download sunce the 24th, normally it's every 2 days or so. Strange.

BillyS




msg:3407414
 11:58 pm on Jul 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

Google normally picks up a new sitemap less than 30 minutes after I submit it. What you saying sounds unusual.

sonjay




msg:3407435
 1:05 am on Jul 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yep, same here. A couple of sites that Google normally picks up the sitemap within a few minutes of updating it. They've been sitting there since about the 24th, still "Pending."

atlrus




msg:3407452
 1:55 am on Jul 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

Phew, at least the problem is not on my end :)

Miamacs




msg:3407630
 11:30 am on Jul 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

Something's up. I've been adding sites to GWT last week, but two days ago they stopped verifying.

...

Verification is pending for those that I added during the last two days. Rest was verified instantly.

soccer_star




msg:3407690
 3:32 pm on Jul 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

Verification pending here too for a site I added yesterday.

Erku




msg:3408070
 8:16 pm on Jul 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

Same problem here. Also, it has been 3 days that my stories are not being picked up by google blog search.

ipetdogs




msg:3408127
 10:25 pm on Jul 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

I also haven't had my sitemaps picked up. Something is certainly up. Like most of you my sitemap would typically be downloaded daily.

Even more strange...it seems that analytics has stopped working for me too. I have a site that typically gets 100's of visitors a day, yet currently it's saying I have had 2. Checking my own server side stats; it should read closer to 150.

Perhaps maintenance?

roodle




msg:3408135
 10:40 pm on Jul 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yeah you're not alone. Analytics is giving me the same thing too...

Erku




msg:3408189
 1:19 am on Jul 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

Is it true that we need to post this <sitemap_location> in the robots.txt file? If yes could you please detail how and where?

thanks. My sitemap is at mysite.com/sitemap.xml which is not being crawled.

innocbystr




msg:3408291
 6:08 am on Jul 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

Google is currently having technical difficulties with sitemaps and verification files (from a post in the Google Webmaster help group)

netmeg




msg:3408534
 2:46 pm on Jul 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

All my links, internal and external, disappeared in my GWT console this morning - across 65 sites.

Sure do hope it's a glitch.

stateofmind




msg:3408538
 2:57 pm on Jul 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

My site gets tens of thousands of visitors a day... and my sitemaps are currently pending, and my analytics does not update.

I think you all guys can relax about this. It's happening to us all, so it's probably nothing wrong with your sites. :)

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