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Google Webmaster Tools Errors - Over 100 Errors - Damage Control (18 posts)

  1. happypenguin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Okay, so my web master wasn't telling me about these errors and I'm on damage control now.

    Heres what I'm dealing with:

    Google Webmaster Tools Report:
    Errors for URLs in Sitemaps - 48
    Not found - 109
    URLs not followed - 46

    Details about my blog:
    - I use it as a CMS with 900+ posts
    - My permalinks are modified into the google friendly http://www.myblog.com/name-of-post
    - My blog is installed in http://www.myblog.com/wordpress but we have put the index in the root so that when you go to our site wordpess comes up immediately

    Info about Errors for URLS in Sitemap: (48)
    This is perhaps what baffles me the most. When I look at my sitemap none of the pages that it references as error wrought (Redirect Errors) actually exist in the sitemap itself. The sitemap isnt telling google these things are there (and they aren't) and yet google is telling me that they are.

    An example of what I mean:
    Google is telling me there are redirect errors on page http://www.myblog.com/wordpress/post-title
    Yet that page does not exist, if it did, it would be in the form of http://www.myblog.com/post-title NOT with the wordpress root in the URL. This kind of error is repeated countless times in the sitemap error reporter and I dont know what to do about it.

    Info about Not Found Errors (109)
    Again, all of the errors are coming from pages that do not exist within my permalink structure - instead, its picking up on the /wordpress/ and not finding the pages. This time however, they are _all_ 404 errors.

    Info about URLS not Followed: (46)
    Again. The errors are originating from URLS within /wordpress/ which dont actually exist.

    I understand that is is quite a huge loud of errors but I have just been dropped into this and its time to compensate. I'm sure this is pulling us down into pagerank obscurity.

    Any and all help is much appreciated,
    Thank you,

  2. happypenguin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I've contacted my host about this too but I doubt its a problem on their end.

  3. kmessinger
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    My blog is installed in http://www.myblog.com/wordpress

    And that is where everything physically is - WP does not like redirects.

    If you want to not use the directory wordpress, follow the instructions for moving the blog. It is much cleaner than trying to use a redirect for every click of the mouse on your site.

  4. happypenguin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Think that will fix it? I will try this tonight.
    Believe it or not it was my server host who suggested I do the redirect. Damn dreamhost!

  5. happypenguin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Alright. I moved the entire installation into the root directory. I refreshed my permalinks, resubmitted my sitemap and told robots.txt to refuse access to /wordpress/.

    My sitemap has been received and so has my robots and no chance.

    Any thoughts now?

  6. kmessinger
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    My sitemap has been received and so has my robots and no chance.

    Sorry, does this mean the same errors are happening?

    You do have some errors, http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fraggednation.com%2F&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0 , that should be cleared up.

    Google shows your robot.txt file as successful (200).

  7. kmessinger
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I ran your site through http://validator.w3.org/checklink (takes sometime) and there are a few problems but all in all the site is in pretty good shape.

    You might post your sitemap URL. I can't seem to find that.

  8. happypenguin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Unfortunately nothing has changed,

    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/sitemap.xml
    is my sitemap.

    I'll be back shortly from a meeting if you need any other information.

    My sincerest thanks,

  9. happypenguin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Unfortunately nothing has changed,

    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/sitemap.xml
    is my sitemap.

    I'll be back shortly from a meeting if you need any other information.

    My sincerest thanks,

  10. happypenguin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Unfortunately nothing has changed,

    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/sitemap.xml
    is my sitemap.

    I'll be back shortly from a meeting if you need any other information.

    My sincerest thanks,

  11. happypenguin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Unfortunately nothing has changed,

    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/sitemap.xml
    is my sitemap.

    I'll be back shortly from a meeting if you need any other information.

    My sincerest thanks,

  12. happypenguin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Wow! Didnt mean for that to happen, I kept getting a server error everytime I clicked post.. Sorry!!

  13. kmessinger
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Sorry, I had been checking a different site coming from your link, http://www.myblog.com/wordpress

    Now for your site. You do have errors that need to be corrected, http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com%2F&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0

    Your links for the most part check out, http://validator.w3.org/checklink

    Your robot.txt is ok. I am running a check against your sitemap now.

  14. kmessinger
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Currently viewing: http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/sitemap.xml

    View: sitemap.xml
    Sitemap summary
    Property Status
    Sitemap type Web
    Format Sitemap
    Submitted 12 minutes ago
    Last downloaded by Google 12 minutes ago
    Status OK
    Total URLs in Sitemap 1042

    Sitemap errors and warnings
    No errors or warnings found.

  15. happypenguin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Strange. Tools is still telling me I have files in /wordpress/ that have errors (/wordpress/ doesnt exist)

    URL,Detail,Linked From,Problem Detected On
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/european-science-education-research-association-esera-2009-conference,Redirect error,unavailable,3/27/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/excellence-in-education-2008-future-minds,Redirect error,unavailable,3/27/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/first-international-conference-on-english-language-teaching-and-leaning,Redirect error,unavailable,3/28/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/forbidden-fruit-conference-librarians,Redirect error,unavailable,3/17/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/fourteenth-forensic-science-educational-conference,Redirect error,unavailable,3/20/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/health-and-wellbeing-in-persons-with-intellectual-developmental-disabilities,Redirect error,unavailable,3/20/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/how-we-live-how-we-learn-and-how-we-work-implications-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-childhood-obesity,Redirect error,unavailable,3/27/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/inclusive-learning-2010-technologies-conference,Redirect error,unavailable,3/23/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/instructional-supervision-international-schools-2,Redirect error,unavailable,3/28/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/international-conference-on-information-communication-technologies-in-education,Redirect error,unavailable,3/17/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/international-conference-on-open-learning-and-distance-education,Redirect error,unavailable,3/23/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/international-conference-on-parent-education-and-parenting,Redirect error,unavailable,3/28/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/international-teacher-certificate-institute-brazil,Redirect error,unavailable,3/21/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/just-read-florida,Redirect error,unavailable,3/20/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/nasspe-national-association-for-single-sex-public-education-4th-international-conference,Redirect error,unavailable,3/23/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/national-art-education-association-annual-convention-2,Redirect error,unavailable,3/27/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/national-association-for-gifted-children-annual-convention-2008,Redirect error,unavailable,3/15/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/national-association-of-elementary-school-principals,Redirect error,unavailable,3/17/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/national-association-of-secondary-school-principals-annual-convention-2,Redirect error,unavailable,3/21/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/national-conference-on-family-literacy-ncfl,Redirect error,unavailable,3/20/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/national-council-of-less-commonly-taught-languages-12th-international-conference,Redirect error,unavailable,3/27/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/near-east-south-asia-council-of-overseas-schools-spring-educators-conference,Redirect error,unavailable,3/28/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/professional-learning-communities-at-work-institute-5,Redirect error,unavailable,3/15/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/second-language-research-forum,Redirect error,unavailable,3/27/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/singapore-math-the-fundamentals-2,Redirect error,unavailable,3/23/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/staff-development-for-educators-sde-differentiated-instruction-administrator-summit,Redirect error,unavailable,3/21/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/staff-development-training-for-teaching-thinking-coaching-techniques-and-workshop-design,Redirect error,unavailable,3/23/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/systems-thinking-and-dynamic-modeling-conference-for-k-12-education,Redirect error,unavailable,3/27/09
    http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/the-6th-annual-alternative-education-resource-organization%E2%80%99s-aero-conference,Redirect error,unavailable,3/23/09

    and on and on.

    Could the css errors and bad markup be really having an effect?

  16. happypenguin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Here's what I've done in the meantime:
    I went into tools and selected Remove Urls and asked google to remove the entire /wordpress/ directory. We'll see if anything comes of it (takes a few apparently). Maybe this is my problem..

  17. kmessinger
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Google still has many page idexed that are now gone like http://www.educatorsprofessionaldevelopment.com/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/event-calendar/K2/

    It will take a while for those to clear and it is not unusual for Google to have pages indexed that are no longer there.

    Your sitemap, as I listed above, is ok so I think you just need to give it time.

    Could the css errors and bad markup be really having an effect?

    Not necessarily but you should strive for validated code just to cover your bases.

  18. TheVirtualPreacher
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Did you insert the meta tag generated by Google Web Master tools in to your WordPress blog template, for site verification purposes?

    remove that meta tag and everything should come back to normal (It takes some time however. In my case this error disappeared from Google Web Master Tools, after a one week)

    If removing the meta tag from your WP template gives you a verification error, simply use the upload an HTML file option... Let me know if this worked for you...

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