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[resolved] Sitemap Working Fine but failing on Google! (Enough info to help me) (26 posts)

  1. xFernanx
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sitemap Working Fine but failing on google!

    Using
    Wordpress 3.0.1
    PHP 5.3x (Already changed split() to explode() ) The plug.in wasnt working before that...
    xml and xml.gz generates fine but google has a problem to read

    Google Error

    We encountered an error while trying to access your Sitemap. Please ensure your Sitemap follows our guidelines and can be accessed at the location you provided and then resubmit.

    Robots.txt

    User-agent: *
    Allow: /
    
    Sitemap: http://www.wrzblog.net/sitemap.xml.gz

    Links
    http://www.wrzblog.net/robots.txt
    http://www.wrzblog.net/sitemap.xml
    http://www.wrzblog.net/sitemap.xml.gz

    Everything was working fine until some days ago....

  2. arnee
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sometimes there is just a network problem. Can you try to resubmit your site manually in Google and see if the problem persists?

  3. xFernanx
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I already did that several times :/
    Although yesterday I changed the virtual robot.txt that wordpress to agent allow...
    Hopefully today google will re-download my robots.txt and see if the change from non to agent allow make the sitemap work again.

  4. xFernanx
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Google already re-downloaded my robots.txt but still sitemap its not working :/

  5. webjunk
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    When I try opening your gzipped sitemap I get control characters instead of XML text. That is your problem...

  6. popsie
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The same problem here:
    http://www.saltea.net/sitemap.xml
    Google encountered an error while trying to access the sitemap
    Please tell me how to fix this.

  7. jfl1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Same with me.

    In Google Webmaster Tools, I have a red X under status for my sitemaps:

    http:/www.systhermique.com/sitemap.xml
    http:/www.systhermique.com/sitemap.xml.gz

  8. webjunk
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @popsie
    It looks like you did not use the WordPress plugin to create the sitemap. Try using it.,

    @jfl1
    Can not help with the webmaster tools. Your sitemaps look fine.

  9. jfl1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks webjunk,

    there might be temporarily something wrong with Webmaster Tools.

    Is there any point at all in registering my sitemap there as long as the plugin is updating it regularly? It's a question I've been asking myself.

  10. xFernanx
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    webjunk anyway to fix my problem? :|
    Thanx BTW

  11. webjunk
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @xFernanx
    Try manually recreating the sitemap. Then take a look yourself to see if it opens & reads properly.

  12. xFernanx
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    By recreating you mean rebuild the sitemap manually via the plug-in all or the sitemap myself?
    And how can I check if its ok?
    Sorry but im a noob when it comes to sitemaps lol

  13. webjunk
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Create through the plugin in wp-admin

    Check it by viewing like the bots do:
    http://www.wrzblog.net/sitemap.xml
    http://www.wrzblog.net/sitemap.xml.gz

  14. xFernanx
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It opens properly for me :|

  15. webjunk
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you still have the plugin enabled then maybe it recreated the sitemap since your initial posting and fixed the issue. Resubmit to Google.

  16. xFernanx
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I mean I already re-created the sitemap several times and resubmitted several times but it seems theres no solution! :(

    What about t e thing you said about the control characters anyway to check if they stil there or how to remove them? :|

  17. webjunk
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The problem is with the compressed version. So first of all make sure you submit the non-compressed sitemap to Google.
    Second question, are you on Windows or Linux hosting? Only thing I can figure is problem with gzip on your server.

  18. xFernanx
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I already submitted both of them non zipped and zipped, and im on linux....

  19. xFernanx
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I uploaded a phpinfo file to my server, maybe you want to check it to see if theres something that should be enabled and it isnt
    http://www.wrzblog.net/phpinfo.php

  20. webjunk
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It told me gzip is enabled. But you need to take that down RIGHT NOW!
    It can people info to break into your site!

  21. xFernanx
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    NP I just uploaded so you could take a look to it ;)

  22. webjunk
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Open a support ticket with your hosting company and ask them to test gzip on your server.

  23. xFernanx
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well I found the problem now :/
    It seem the bastards from my hosting company sold all the shared/vps accounts to another company which is a pice of shit....
    So im moving to another host now!

    Thanx for you help webjunk!

  24. webjunk
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Can you tell me what the "Technical Problem" was?
    Try to stick to one of the reliable hosting companies either on the front page here or that many people here use and never report issues.

  25. xFernanx
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well I dont really know the exact problem but I know is the host because I own another blog in other host and its working fine... and already tested my db and files on the new host with another domain and its working fine!

    Well its kinda difficult to me to find good hosters because I run warez sites (ie:I need offshore hosting)

  26. laltoofan
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It seems I have a similar problem, I have tried putting it onto webmaster tools and red X occurs. Only difference is I get this message
    "XML Parsing Error: no element found
    Location: http://darkdesigngraphics.co.uk/sitemap.xml
    Line Number 1, Column 1:"
    when I type in http://www.darkdesigngraphics.co.uk/sitemap.xml into address bar, I have tried making sitemap manually but no help.

    Thanks for any help.

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