Google is rejecting my sitemap - any idea why?
« on: September 29, 2007, 04:49:55 AM »
Hello, I have a simple 9-page web site.  I submitted a sitemap to Google and I received an error message that  it was in an Unsupported file format.  Strangely enough I copied and pasted their example into a file in Notepad++, changed the URLs to my website and saved it.  And I must have done something wrong (!).

In any case, could anyone point out what I did wrong? Here it is :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  < urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9">
   < url>
    < loc>http://www.marketingbuilds.com/index.html</loc>
    < lastmod>2007-09-01</lastmod>
    < changefreq>daily</changefreq>
    < priority>0.8</priority>
   </url> 
   < url>
    < loc>http://www.marketingbuilds.com/profile.html</loc>
    < lastmod>2007-09-01</lastmod>
    < changefreq>daily</changefreq>
    < priority>0.8</priority>
   </url> 
   < url>
    < loc>http://www.marketingbuilds.com/portfolio.html</loc>
    < lastmod>2007-09-01</lastmod>
    < changefreq>daily</changefreq>
    < priority>0.8</priority>
   </url> 
   < url>
    < loc>http://www.marketingbuilds.com/advertising.html</loc>
    < lastmod>2007-09-01</lastmod>
    < changefreq>daily</changefreq>
    < priority>0.8</priority>
   </url> 
   < url>
    < loc>http://www.marketingbuilds.com/marketing.html</loc>
    < lastmod>2007-09-01</lastmod>
    < changefreq>daily</changefreq>
    < priority>0.8</priority>
   </url> 
   < url>
    < loc>http://www.marketingbuilds.com/rescent.html</loc>
    < lastmod>2007-09-01</lastmod>
    < changefreq>daily</changefreq>
    < priority>0.8</priority>
   </url> 
   < url>
    < loc>http://www.marketingbuilds.com/mktgnews.html</loc>
    < lastmod>2007-09-01</lastmod>
    < changefreq>daily</changefreq>
    < priority>0.8</priority>
   </url> 
   < url>
    < loc>http://www.marketingbuilds.com/mktgres.html</loc>
    < lastmod>2007-09-01</lastmod>
    < changefreq>daily</changefreq>
    < priority>0.8</priority>
   </url> 
   < url>
    < loc>http://www.marketingbuilds.com/contact.html</loc>
    < lastmod>2007-09-01</lastmod>
    < changefreq>daily</changefreq>
    < priority>0.8</priority>
   </url> 
  </urlset>

Re: Google is rejecting my sitemap - any idea why?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2007, 01:35:50 PM »
Haven't you downloaded one from this site?

What's the filename for your sitemap?
Re: Google is rejecting my sitemap - any idea why?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2007, 06:42:01 AM »
Hello,

instead of copy'n'pasting URLs, you should create sitemap using online sitemap generator, then save it to your computed and upload to your site.
Oleg Ignatiuk
www.xml-sitemaps.com
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