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Google Ping for Sitemap Submission

Anybody got this working?

     

ClickMagazine

9:52 pm on Jul 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm trying to ping google with my sitemaps. It accepts them fine, returns a 200 response code. But after a couple of days, none of the sitemaps have been downloaded.

If I sign in to google and submit a sitemap, it's downloaded within 6 hours, usually sooner. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.

Is this working for anybody else? Below is Google's FAQ on pinging.

For example, if your Sitemap is located at http//www.example.com/sitemap.gz, your URL will become:

www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/ping?sitemap=http//www.example.com/sitemap.gz
URL encode everything after the /ping?sitemap=:

www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/ping?sitemap=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.yoursite.com%2Fsitemap.gz

Clint

8:34 am on Jul 3, 2005 (gmt 0)



I haven't done the sitemap yet, but you may want to ask that here: [webmasterworld.com...]

ClickMagazine

3:06 pm on Jul 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've been keeping up with that thread but it's 19 pages and I haven't seen anyone talking about ping. I thought it was better to start my own thread.

I've url encoded my link in the request, I've tried every variation of it I can think of. But again, the one sitemap I have listed through googles web page was downloaded overnight, but none of the ones I pinged.

Thanks for your input.

Is this working for anyone else?

webspy

4:19 pm on Jul 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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After pinging Google I checked the logs but no one requested the sitemap file in several days...
There seems to be a problem. In the end, I submitted my file manually.

ClickMagazine

4:13 pm on Jul 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Well, I have too many sitemapss to submit them all manually. Plus, I'd like to develope this for customers but I can't if it doesn't work.

Haven't heard from anyone else that it worked for them either.

walkman

1:05 am on Jul 10, 2005 (gmt 0)



when I make major changes (like 10+ pages), I sumbit the sitemap again, via [google.com...] Probably no need to (since I think my sitemaps is working fine), but this takes me just 10 seconds.

ClickMagazine

2:29 am on Jul 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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That's all fine if you have a small number of sitemaps. I have more than could easily be done manually.

Also, I'd like to develope this into something I could do for clients and it would have to be automated.

Thanks

quotations

6:16 am on Jul 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The sitemaps pages are giving an error

[google.com...] gives this error:

Google
Error

Not Found
The requested URL /webmasters/sitemaps/stats was not found on this server.

walkman

5:11 pm on Jul 10, 2005 (gmt 0)



>> The requested URL /webmasters/sitemaps/stats was not found on this server

working now. GoogleGuy probably read this and must've fixed it ;)

ClickMagazine

9:57 pm on Jul 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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GoogleGuy probably read this and must've fixed it ;)

Then maybe he can fix the ping too!

 

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