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I've seen this happen once before so I'm hoping its just buggy at the moment. Rankings and pages totals haven't changed for me but its very unnerving to see this first thing, i'm watching VERY carefully.
I'm hoping someone can help me out with this. We submitted our sitemaps ages ago in GWT and have never had an issue with them before. But yesterday, I logged in saying our sitemaps (we have 4) had 0 pages in it.
On our end, everything is still listed in the sitemaps as they should be. We haven't played around with them or anything. I reviewed their format using sitemaps.org, and they're written properly.
I tried resubmitting the sitemaps, and one is out of "pending" status and is listed as "OK." But this page still says:
Total URLs in Sitemap: 0
Indexed URLs in Sitemap: -
I have no clue what to do! =/
[edited by: tedster at 5:12 pm (utc) on Oct. 24, 2008]
This is currently a known issue, the team here is working on resolving it as quickly as possible. Generally speaking, it's normal for some sites to take a while before the "pending" status disappears. At the moment however, it looks like this is taking a bit longer than usual.
If the "pending" status for your site has been showing for a while now, I wouldn't worry too much about it for now. It's not something on your site, or anything that you need to resolve on your end.
PS: Thanks to Erku for alerting us to the Google discussion.
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 7:23 pm (utc) on Oct. 25, 2008]