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Help me to fix my site sitemap
I got a problem on my site, there is a alittle bit shy because of errors.

 9:26 am on Apr 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

Hi there!
I am currently working on a site <snip>. In these days, i have found some errors on my site sitemap file. Please take a look and give me an advise. Thank you!

[edited by: goodroi at 12:16 pm (utc) on Apr 19, 2014]
[edit reason] Please no urls or specifics [/edit]



 8:42 pm on Apr 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

Not enough information. What's wrong with the sitemap, and why would someone need to see the site to identify the problem?


 8:55 pm on Apr 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

Hi Hanoiguide, welcome to WWF. Like Lucy said, you haven't included any information about what kind of errors you're seeing. Per forum TOS, we use example.com if an URL is required, and site reviews are only available in the member's forum. If you need help with sitemap issues, try to tell us what kind of problems you are seeing, and what are you using to generate your sitemaps?


 4:56 am on Apr 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

Thank you for responding, please follow this link to see errors: http://www.example.net/sitemap.xml

It doesn't display correctly, does it? any suggestion for resolve this errors is the big help.Thank you!

[edited by: bill at 5:57 am (utc) on Apr 21, 2014]
[edit reason] no links to your sites please [/edit]


 5:44 am on Apr 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

Sorry, site specific reviews are only available in the paid forum. In this area we can only help you if you would explain what errors you are having. Please take a few minutes to review the Forum Terms.


 6:47 am on Apr 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

Yeah, I am going to use online tools. If you guys have any experience of using that tools please give everybody a short reviews. Thanks!

[edited by: goodroi at 4:39 pm (utc) on Apr 21, 2014]


 7:51 am on Apr 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

Error loading stylesheet: A network error occured loading an XSLT stylesheet:

I'm tolerably sure that isn't supposed to happen. But an xml sitemap alone wouldn't lead to that error

:: detour to own site for obligatory assurance that I'm not talking through my hat ::

so there's got to be more going on. This isn't one of those WP sites where everything gets rewritten, is it? If so, you have to make sure the sitemap.xml file is exempt from rewriting.


 8:31 am on Apr 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

I am not a programmer and do not understand much about the code. However, I can create a new file sitemap.xml and reupload it onto the hosting. Is that ok and how google index after that?


 4:38 pm on Apr 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

What kind of site do you have? If it is static html there are solutions that can regenerate a new valid sitemap every time you change the content or if it is WordPrees, there are plugins to give you the sitemap listings you prefer. You should not need to reupload a sitemap that is generated by some other site. To be useful to search engines, it should be generated on your site to list new content.


 9:09 pm on Apr 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

Finally: A sitemap is an optional extra. You only need one at all if your links are in an obscure format that search engines can't follow-- or if you have pages that aren't linked from anywhere but which you still want indexed. (Query: Why would anyone?) Other than that, a sitemap makes no difference. In rare situations* it might even be harmful.

* If your sitemap names pages that are roboted-out, the sitemap trumps robots.txt. At least with google, according to current reports.


 2:07 am on Apr 22, 2014 (gmt 0)

@not2easy: I am using wordpress site. What kind of plugin you are using to generate sitemap on that ways?


 2:29 am on Apr 22, 2014 (gmt 0)

Maybe try Yoast's plugin, it lets you choose what to index and he is a reliable developer with clean plugins. Lucy is right, it is not required, but if you add one, check it to make sure it is listing what you want listed, or go back into the settings.


 2:37 am on Apr 22, 2014 (gmt 0)

Yeah, thank you so much!


 12:28 pm on Apr 22, 2014 (gmt 0)

Maybe try Yoast's plugin ...

I had exactly the same error Lucy described above with this plugin yesterday.

- I unchecked the xml sitemap generation in the plugin.
- Installed an other sitemap plugin (don't remember the name, but german developer and version above 4.0).
- cleared my browsers cache (Ctrl - F5)

Now it works again (sitemaps generated in new format of one index plus sub-sitemaps for the monthly data.


 4:19 am on May 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

Install new plugins and also check in another browser after clear history of your browser.

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