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WordPress SEO by Yoast sitemap has "#" on first line, causes Google error (2 posts)

  1. jamminjames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I posted about this before, but got no response. Then someone closed the topic. Why close the topic when it hasn't been resolved?

    Now, I think it is causing more problems. It seems that the priming of the cache feature in the WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin, which uses the sitemap to prime the cache, is using this first post in the sitemap and creating a blank page for my home url.

    The sitemap is here http://www.humortimes.com/post-sitemap1.xml

    As I said in my previous post on this subject, the first line of the sitemap is not a post, but just the # symbol, but it is linked to the home url. So I think it may be priming the cache for my home page with a blank page. Not good!

    In any case, if that's not what's causing my blank page problem, it still needs to be resolved, as Google reports an error for the sitemap when I check my site's status there.

    Someone must have a clue as to why my sitemap starts with this erroneous line. Please help!

  2. jamminjames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I can't believe I'm the only one getting this... anybody?

    More info:

    The line generated (at the top of post-sitemap1.xml) is:
    # 100% 0 Daily 2013-06-15 00:22

    It's set to get updated daily, but as far as I know, I don't have any posts or pages with the priority anything other than 'automatic'.

    The line is linked to: http://www.humortimes.com/post-sitemap1.xml# (not the home url as I said above), and when I click on it, it stays on the post-sitemap1.xml page, but with the # symbol added in the url address bar.

    I'd really like to resolve this, as it is being reported as an error in Google Webmaster Tools.

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