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Redirection issue in a sitemap?
Arjun Kochhar

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Msg#: 4114220 posted 10:14 am on Apr 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

I've submitted a sitemap to google via webmaster tools

and getting the following error :

URLs not followed
When we tested a sample of URLs from your Sitemap, we found that some URLs redirect to other locations. We recommend that your Sitemap contain URLs that point to the final destination (the redirect target) instead of redirecting to another URL.

of the total links of around 1500 only 6 are indexed which are indexed..

the above error comes when it encounters the dynamic content whose url has been seo'd .

so does this mean that i have to write the url with the query string in the sitemap ?



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Msg#: 4114220 posted 7:37 am on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

I'm not sure I understand what you mean?

I'll try to answer anyway though: You need to have what appears in the browser's address bar when the page content is finished loading in the sitemap file.

You can't put http://www.example.com/some-page.php in the sitemap file and have the real page show at http://www.example.com/some-page.php?stuff=here, or the other way around. Whatever you include needs to be what is in the browser's address bar when the page is completely loaded.

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