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Sitemap.xml (8 posts)

  1. Loek1
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My former site was in .html with a normal sitemap.xml in the root.

    My site now I have made with wp. The sitemap.xml is made by Yoast's WordPress SEO plugin.

    This XML Sitemap Index file contains 3 sitemaps:

    Sitemap Last Modified
    http://www.sportjefit.nl/post-sitemap.xml 2012-12-11 16:41
    http://www.sportjefit.nl/page-sitemap.xml 2012-12-13 09:24
    http://www.sportjefit.nl/attachment-sitemap.xml 2012-12-10 07:55

    2 questions.

    Is it ok page-sitemap.xml instead of sitemap.xml

    I cannot find these .xml files in the root?

    Got an e-mail Google bot could not find sitemap.xml??



  2. Loek1
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Test in Google:

    Algemene HTTP-fout: 404 niet gevonden
    HTTP-fout: 404

    And now??

  3. Mohd Rafie
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Loek,

    I'm going to divert you to slightly outside WordPress and talk about SEO :)


    1. Register for Webmaster Tool
    2. Verify your site and then submit the main site of your site map e.g. http://www.sportjefit.nl/sitemap_index.xml - You can test the sitemap before submitting
    3. If you're afraid that it will not get indexed, you can submit the post and pages xml too

    This way, you will tell Google bot to refer to your website sitemap and index them.

    I hope this will help to solve your concern.

  4. Loek1
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Great Mohd, what have I done:

    The sitemap_index.xml is ok by Google Webmaster Tools. Have delivered to Goole now.

    The sitemap.xml is not found by Google. What have I to do. A 301 forwarding? Or whatever. Something from sitemap.xml to sitemap_index.xml ??

    Or better wait and Google find out the sitemap.xml is gone and the other is the right one, I have send to him?

  5. Mohd Rafie
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You can remove the sitemap.xml since you already submit the sitemap_index.xml

    That's all you need to do.

  6. Loek1
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Txt waiting now ...


  7. nsauser
    Posted 3 years ago #

    **Nevermind, I Saved the Settings (which were never changed) and now the sitemap is available.

    Funny, I have had the XML sitemaps enabled for quite a while, and now I'm seeing a 404 error: http://dmcantor.com/sitemap_index.xml

    What could be the issue? It doesn't seem like anything has changed, the XML sitemaps are still enabled in the plugin.

  8. Loek1
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Did happen after the update, so I have read. Do upload it again.


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