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Google Sitemap suddenly shows errors

Sitemap that Google has been reading since march suddenly has errors

   
3:33 pm on Jun 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



I went to Google Sitemaps site to check on my site statistics and saw 10 errors from the read.

If says
Invalid URL (Line 4) with URL sitemap1.xml.gz We've detected that a Sitemap you've listed doesn't include the full URL.

There are 10 errors with this error out of 13 listed in the sitemap index.

The Sitemap index now looks like this:
- <sitemapindex xmlns="http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap/0.84">
- <sitemap>
<loc>http://www.example.com/sitemap1.xml.gz</loc>
</sitemap>
- <sitemap>
<loc>http://www.example.com/sitemap2.xml.gz</loc>
</sitemap>
...

I changed my sitemap program to include the full path and it has been downloaded at least twice since then and I am still getting errors.

Has anyone else seen this?

12:07 am on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member



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12:39 am on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



From my observations the fact that Google has downloaded you sitemap does not means that it has developed it immediately. So you may be just should wait.

I had false errors (and one not false :)) of the kind "the page does not exist" however there were no errors in my sitemap.

I indeed use the full URLs and not only in the sitemap but in the site also but it might be overkill.