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Problem verifying Google Sitemap

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10:11 pm on Feb 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I am trying to verify sitemap for a new site, its not accepting both sitemap as well as the google file.

can any one help?


12:34 am on Mar 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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what does it say? what happens?


8:48 am on Mar 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've also noted some irregularities. To verify a site, Google will ask for a unique filename, such as GOOGLE11e5844324b7354e.html. I have noted, however, that Google bot asks for google11e5844324b7354e.html and naturally gets 404 error because that filename is case-sensitive. What's wrong with sitemap recently? Why Google sitemap bot would ask for the lower case version of this file?


3:07 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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We've detected that your 404 (file not found) error page returns a status of 200 (OK) in the header.

checked the case also, changing case is also not working


1:22 pm on Apr 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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1) Temporarily disable custom 404 error pages for your site.

2) Check if your web server return correct 404 code for non existing pages.

3) Verify file.

4) Restore your 404 custom error pages.




1:34 pm on Apr 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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joker197cinque beat me to it. Please ignore the following:

Hi rkhare,

That is probably because you have a custom 404 page in .htaccess. Try temporarily renaming the .htaccess to something else, click on sitemap verify, wait till verified, rename the .htaccess back to itself.
During the renaming your site might be unavailable.


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