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Google Sitemap Generator not notifying Google and Yahoo (29 posts)

  1. styll
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi,
    i'm using plugin Google (XML) Sitemaps 3.0b5 and i still get theese errors:
    # There was a problem while notifying Google.
    # There was a problem while notifying YAHOO

    When i try it directly, i get success messages:
    Google:
    http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/ping?sitemap=http://www.styll.sk/sitemap.xml
    Yahoo:
    <Success>
    <Message>Update notification has successfully submitted.</Message>
    </Success>

    Can anyone please help? Thanks!

  2. styll
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have updated to version 3.0b6, I deactivated all the plugins but Google (XML) Sitemaps and i still get the same error...

    Can anyone please help? Thanks!

  3. styll
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I also tried version 2.7.1. and it doesen't work. Does anyone have the same problem? When i try it directly via the link http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/ping?sitemap=http://www.styll.sk/sitemap.xml everything works OK.

    Any suggestions?

  4. sefzig
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi styll,

    I dont have a solution, I guess, but at least I have the same problem ;) Except for me its Google and Ask.com who can not be notified... Have you found a solution yet?
    Greetings,

    sefzig

  5. twomasters
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have the same problem in Google not being notified.
    I am running php 4.4.4, WordPress 2.2.1 and Google Sitemap Generator 3.0b8
    Nearly the same configuration is running on another host without any problems. Can it be something wrong with the php installation?
    Cor

  6. lcf
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I recently discovered that I have the similar error "There was a problem while notifying Google." for Google, Yahoo and Ask.com.

  7. lcf
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    updated to "XML Sitemap Generator for WordPress 3.0b10" but didn't help.

  8. mingofaust
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Just bumping this up because I have the same problem. WordPress 2.3, Sitemap Generator v. 3.0 (no beta that I can see). It announces that it had a problem while notifying Google and while notifying Ask.com.

    Any movement on this problem?

    Danny.

  9. arnee
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi,

    versions older than 3.0 had a really stupid bug with the ping functions. If it doesn't work in v 3.0, try to ping the engines by hand using the following URLs:

    http://search.yahooapis.com/SiteExplorerService/V1/ping?sitemap=http://your/sitemap.xml
    http://submissions.ask.com/ping?sitemap=http://your/sitemap.xml
    http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/ping?sitemap=http://your/sitemap.xml

    The plugin looks for the following to check if the ping was successful:

    Google must just return a normal website (HEADER 200 OK)
    Ask.com is scanned for "successfully received and added"
    Yahoo.com is scanned for the word "success".

    Especially the YAHOO service is down quite often, Google works in most cases.

    If NONE of the pings worked, it's probably a problem with your system, maybe the PHP setting "allow_url_fopen" is set to false AND your host has not installed "curl".

  10. bryanh99
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I too am getting this. What's funny is it worked just fine the day before 2.3 and now it doesn't.

    I get the same...
    # There was a problem while notifying Google.
    # There was a problem while notifying YAHOO
    # There was a problem while notifying Ask.com

    It can't be a server issue for me since it worked fine the day before so hopefully someone can kindly post a remedy for this problem.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Bryan

  11. bryanh99
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Oh, by the way I'm using the 3.0 version of the plugin and WP 2.3.

    Bryan

  12. arnee
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @bryanh99: Maybe your hosting provider disabled the remote fopen function and "curl" is not installed. Do the other external things like the Dashboard news work?

  13. mingofaust
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That was it in my case. curl is not enabled by default. I enabled it, and voila, the sitemap was submitted successfully to all services.

    Thank you arnee.

  14. war59312
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Um, seems yahoo has changed something, now I am getting:

    There was a problem while notifying YAHOO

    Been fine for months...

  15. Bliss7
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Bumping this thread - Does anyone notice the problems of notifying Yahoo? Others work, but not Yahoo.

  16. soregums
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I turned "allow_url_fopen" on and now Google and Ask work :P
    Yahoo must be down

    Thanks :)

  17. arnee
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi,

    Yahoo has some problems with their ping service in the last time, it's not a problem with the plugin.

    Best regards,

    Arne

  18. scarty
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    hi i've got different problem

    Error loading stylesheet: A network error occured loading an XSLT stylesheet:http://scarty.com/x213y/wp-content/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/sitemap.xsl

  19. war59312
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    OK yahoo is still failing, so yeah seems yahoo has changed something

  20. lenzjo
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I get the same...
    # There was a problem while notifying Google.
    # There was a problem while notifying YAHOO
    # There was a problem while notifying Ask.com

    "allow_url_fopen" is on
    "curl" is installed
    Using wp 2.3.1 and latest xml sitemap plugin version

    Also a secondary question:
    Do we need to create both the xml and gzip versions of the sitemap?

  21. arnee
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @war59312: The documentation about the service is still the same, even their own sample doesnt work:

    http://developer.yahoo.com/search/siteexplorer/V1/ping.html

  22. karels74
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    In this post, I described a workaround that seems to work for me.

  23. war59312
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    OK, XML Sitemap Generator for WordPress 3.0.2 is out and yahoo is now working fine. :)

  24. StackError
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello:

    The solution that karels74 says he has must be with an earlier version of the sitemap generator because my version, 3.0.1 doesn't have the line of code karels74 refers to in his solution.

    The cloest thing i can find to his code is on line 2418:
    $sPingUrl="http://search.yahooapis.com/SiteExplorerService/V1/updateNotification?appid=" . $this->GetOption("sm_b_yahookey") . "&url=" . urlencode($pingUrl);
    I have tried to use the code edit that was suggested in karels74 edit, and i get an error:
    public_html/wp-content/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/sitemap.php on line 2418.

    any suggestions?
    I also see that sonme has said version 3.02 is out but i can't seem to find a download link for it.

    Thx in advance for the help
    S

  25. StackError
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ok it seems that there is a version 3.0.2 of Arne's plugin...
    I went to his site to grap a new copy as i accidentally deleted my local copy, and after i uploaded and activated it i saw the yahoo API key box!! after pasting my api code in and doing a manual update yahoo is now being notified!!!!

    Thank you Arne....

    You may want to edit your blog d/l link to reflect the new version!

    S

  26. karels74
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello again ... we need to clarify this as it is really messy! ...
    This plugin is not consistent once it comes to the versioning ... there are 2-3 places with differnt version info:
    - Arne's web pages
    - the readme.txt file
    - the sitemap.php file (this is then visible in the admin pages)
    Now how does it fit to our case
    - on Arne's web pages there is just 3.0.1 as the latest version available
    - once you download the package inside there is actually 3.0.1 mentioned in the readme.txt but in sitemap.php it is 3.0.2 (you can see this version number once you install in the admin section of your WP)

    My post refers to a version number that is visible in the admin pages and is 3.0.1 ... not the latest version that is available

    ad StackError - your version must have been 3.0.2 and you are right the code is different in this new version (but referred as 3.0.1 on Arne's pages) and as reported by other users it works without a need to tweak it ...

    I will update my post with this info ...

  27. arnee
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi all,

    sorry for the confusion! I've released a new version of the plugin which uses the other YAHOO ping API (which requires an API key). It was in the SVN for some days, but I didn't have the time to completly test it out until now.

    Just update to the new version (3.0.2) and enter your Yahoo API key at the admin page and the YAHOO ping should work again!

    Best regards,

    Arne

  28. Bliss7
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Just to add, I think there is an incompatibility with the Smart-Update-Pinger plugin.

    I just installed the latest version 3.0.2, but it will generate an error message when I save or publish posts.

    Smart-Update-Pinger is a very useful plugin that will not ping the RSS directories when editing posts , and this helps to prevent your blog from getting banned by the RSS directories.

    Here's to hoping the author can fix the Google Sitemap Generator plugin to be compatible with Smart-Update-Pinger.

    FYI, the Smart-Update-Pinger plugin still runs on WP 2.3, contrary to what is written on some pages.

  29. galleryq
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    All -

    I am running WP 2.3 and XML Sitemap Generator for WordPress 3.0.2.1. I was having an issue wherein Yahoo was not being successfully notified ('invalid appid' error was being returned by Yahoo). I tried removing the '.' in front of my Yahoo appid, and that did the trick.

    Anyway, hopefully that helps if anyone else is having the same issue! For the record, I am just using a generic Yahoo application ID...

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