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Even though it says that it might takes hours for Google to load your sitemap ours usually gets loaded by them in a matter of 10 to 15 minutes.
Yesterday I created a new site map (xml) as we have recently added new content and checked the box to resubmit it.
Today when I got back into work I went online to check and was disappointed to see that Google have not yet loaded my site map (approx. 20 hours later).
There don't appear to be any problems with the site map and Google are not reporting any errors.
Has anyone else experienced a problem getting a site map loaded? If so, is there something I can do to give Google a nudge?
So, after waiting for 20 hours I decided to remove the site map and add it back in again hoping that would trigger some different Google code.
The delete process took a few minutes, it seemed like it had hung, but eventually it got deleted.
At 1pm I added the site map in and now, at 7pm (Thai time) it's still not there.
Ok, I'll sit back, leave everything alone and wait.
It's just strange as before it only took a matter of minutes to be loaded.
Unlikely, but, I wonder if our recent drop from PR5 to PR4 has reduced the site map refresh time?