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Sitemap says warnings for 301s?
mikeclover




msg:3843050
 4:09 pm on Feb 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

Not sure what is going on here, all these links work.

HTTP Error:
URL:
URL:
URL:
URL:
URL:
Problem detected on: 301 (Moved permanently) Help Help

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We have been setting up 301 redirects just for the following situation. for non www and trying to get it to work for index.html fo my site.

Can anyone help me resolve what is going on here ?

[edited by: Receptional_Andy at 4:15 pm (utc) on Feb. 5, 2009]
[edit reason] No personal URLs, please - see ToS [/edit]

 

Receptional Andy




msg:3843057
 4:19 pm on Feb 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

I'm not over-familiar with Google's interface for XML sitemaps, but it sounds to me like it's just warning you because you are submitting URLs that redirect - you should instead submit the eventual destination. As long as your redirects have the correct HTTP status code, it shouldn't be anything to worry about.

mikeclover




msg:3843089
 4:46 pm on Feb 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks

incrediblehelp




msg:3843201
 6:34 pm on Feb 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

Right Andy, sitemaps doesnt want URLs that redirect. Doesnt make sense to.

mikeclover




msg:3843206
 6:38 pm on Feb 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

We are only redirected the main site, nothing else ?

Receptional Andy




msg:3843217
 6:55 pm on Feb 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

Remember that it's a warning rather than an error. If URL A redirects permanently to URL B, then Google will not index URL A (it will index URL B instead). So, the warning is to try to get you to submit B instead of A in your sitemap.

So, any redirects in your sitemap will trigger a warning. If you included them in the sitemap to try to get Google to discover the redirects more quickly, then you can be assured that they're aware of them (and can update your sitemap with the new URL, and get rid of the warnings).

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