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google keeps looking for wrong sitemap
meelosh




msg:4110761
 2:07 pm on Apr 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

I have a site that has a regular xml sitemap and it works fine..somehow in my wmt and my error logs google keeps looking for an sitemap.php am i missing something?
i have never submitted a php sitemap and also in the webmaster tools there is no option to delete this php sitemap only an option to delete my xml sitemap.
what should i do (if anything) to tell google this does not exist....do i redirect the php sitemap? as i do not know how to remove it.
thanks for your time

 

phranque




msg:4111229
 7:00 am on Apr 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

is there a sitemap directive specified in your robots.txt file?

meelosh




msg:4111430
 2:40 pm on Apr 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

no there is not phranque.....should i just block it there?
the file is coming up 404 so i assumed that george would stop looking for it after awhile but it has been now for almost 4 months and spends more time looking for this sitemap.php than anything else.

phranque




msg:4111752
 11:05 pm on Apr 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

no, not blocking - i was referring to Specifying the Sitemap location in your robots.txt file [sitemaps.org].

are the requests coming from an inbound link or these all unreferred?

meelosh




msg:4112463
 4:45 pm on Apr 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

thanks phranque......i think i have got it sorted.
thanks for taking the time
cheers

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