Only last sitemap is consumed by Google
« on: December 14, 2007, 09:40:03 AM »
After editing manually my sitemap index file (because the URLs that the tool produced are invalid - missing domain name), I successfully submitted to Google. However, after checking back at Google Webmaster, only the last sitemap from the list in the index seemed to have been consumed.

For Sitemaps 1-5, all reads 0 (zero) URLS in Google Webmaster.

Here is how my sitemp index file (sitemap.xml) looks now:
(I copy-pasted this, and just changed my domain name for security reasons)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
- <sitemapindex xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9 http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9/siteindex.xsd">
- <sitemap>
  <loc>http://www.mydomain.com/sitemap1.xml</loc>
  <lastmod>2007-12-07T22:33:20+00:00</lastmod>
  </sitemap>
- <sitemap>
  <loc>http://www.mydomain.com/sitemap2.xml</loc>
  <lastmod>2007-12-07T22:33:20+00:00</lastmod>
  </sitemap>
- <sitemap>
  <loc>http://www.mydomain.com/sitemap3.xml</loc>
  <lastmod>2007-12-07T22:33:20+00:00</lastmod>
  </sitemap>
- <sitemap>
  <loc>http://www.mydomain.com/sitemap4.xml</loc>
  <lastmod>2007-12-07T22:33:20+00:00</lastmod>
  </sitemap>
- <sitemap>
  <loc>http://www.mydomain.com/sitemap5.xml</loc>
  <lastmod>2007-12-07T22:33:20+00:00</lastmod>
  </sitemap>
- <sitemap>
  <loc>http://www.mydomain.com/sitemap6.xml</loc>
  <lastmod>2007-12-07T22:33:20+00:00</lastmod>
  </sitemap>
  </sitemapindex>

Pls. advise. Thanks.
Re: Only last sitemap is consumed by Google
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2007, 10:05:19 PM »
Hello,

are the sitemaps correct though when you open them?
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Re: Only last sitemap is consumed by Google
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2007, 03:11:48 AM »
Yes, they open correctly in IE. I will send you a private message on our sitemaps so you can check too.