All of my sites are hosted by <snip>. Google sitemaps has the following message for all of them: "We encountered an error while trying to access your Sitemap. Please ensure your Sitemap follows our guidelines and can be accessed at the location you provided and then resubmit."
One of my sites is <snip> and the sitemap is at <snip> . I've been using that sitemap for months now and it's always worked. It's valid as well!
I contacted my host and they said they didn't ban any Googlebot IP's. Google hasn't crawled any pages on my site including the homepage. Why is this happening? I tried resubmitting my sitemaps but Google brought up the same error. I searched across the web and found no solution to this problem. I would appreciate any help. If anyone from here can help me with this, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
[edited by: goodroi at 6:17 pm (utc) on July 26, 2009] [edit reason] Please no urls [/edit]
If you have been using that sitemap for months without any issues I would suspect a temporary server glitch. The server your website is hosted on may have been overwhelmed when Google attempted to visit.
Simply having a sitemap does not guarantee Google will index your pages. They try to only index pages with unique content. Also if you have no backlinks or very minimal backlinks that will further decrease the chance Google will index your pages.
A sitemap will help improve the odds of Google indexing your content. It is much more important to have unique content with significant backlinks.
Msg#: 3959525 posted 8:17 am on Jul 27, 2009 (gmt 0)
the same problem like me. My site have already stands for about three weeks, but when I try to check my site using google diagnostic tool, to check whether it stay on a list of bad site or not it say that google have not visit my site anymore.
But why if I try to check using my domain name it show me my site ?