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[resolved] robot error (3 posts)

  1. ryan@jordantwigg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    http://www.skooshservices.com/robots.txt

    this website above wont let me submit an robot.txt file to google webmaster tools? any idea what i'm missing...

    i also have no error log in my directory!

    the site also is using yoast plugin and when i click view site map i get an error!

    <---- Not Found

    The requested URL /sitemap_index.xml was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.----->

    this is the same error i was getting on my robot.text url!

    anyone know what i need to do would be a great help!

  2. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi

    You are mixing up two different things.

    You don't submit a robots.txt file to Google Webmaster. A robots.txt file goes on your website and informs search engines of content you don't want them to index. Google Webmaster has a robots.txt file analyzer, but it is just looking at the file already on your website.

    What you DO inform Google Webmaster of is your site map. That you are getting a 404 on sitemap_index.html means you don't have a sitemap installed on your site.
    The easiest way to get one is install this plugin
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/

    If you need further clarification on the difference between the two Google for robots.txt and sitemap.

  3. ryan@jordantwigg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for your response but think we or i got my wires crossed. Basicly when your in google webmaster there is an area which checks whether it can access your robot.txt file and at the time is wasn't saying it was a success. I had already set up a site map using that plugin you suggested and submitted it and it was fine, but when i tried to access the XML sitemap withing the yoast plugin, it was coming up as

    <---- Not Found

    The requested URL /sitemap_index.xml was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.----->

    The robot.txt file has been found now though so prob just needed to wait and i have set-up a XML site-map using you plugin... so thank you for taking the time to help me out! Very much appreciated :-))

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