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gracie

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Sitemap problems- all have same priority
« on: January 18, 2009, 09:22:08 PM »
A complete novice, I am trying to creep up the google ranking by hopefully adding a sitemap created by xml-sitemap generator. I submitted to Google but they have issued a warning-

All the URLs in your Sitemap have the same priority.All the URLs in your Sitemap are set to the same priority . Priority indicates the importance of a particular URL relative to other URLs on your site, and doesn't impact your site's performance in search results. If all URLs have the same priority, Google can't tell which are more important.

Our website is [external links are visible to admins only]
sitemap as follows:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
- <urlset xmlns="[external links are visible to admins only]" xmlns:xsi="[external links are visible to admins only]" xsi:schemaLocation="[external links are visible to admins only] [external links are visible to admins only]">
- <!--  created with Free Online Sitemap Generator www.xml-sitemaps.com
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- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>1.00</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-15T10:27:45+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-15T10:27:45+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-15T10:27:45+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-15T10:27:45+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-15T10:27:45+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-15T10:27:45+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-15T10:27:45+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-15T10:27:45+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-15T10:27:45+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-15T10:27:45+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-15T10:27:45+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
  </urlset>

Grateful for any assistance.
I also have short meta description warnings which I need to address. Do I have to re-submit the site map everytime I make changes?

Many thanks.

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Re: Sitemap problems- all have same priority
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 05:57:43 PM »
Please try to resubmit sitemap - it's clear that priorities are not the same in your example.
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Re: Sitemap problems- all have same priority
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009, 05:17:46 PM »
I have re-submitted but still have the same problem.

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Re: Sitemap problems- all have same priority
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009, 07:10:46 PM »
What is your sitemap URL?
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Re: Sitemap problems- all have same priority
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2009, 04:24:29 PM »
[external links are visible to admins only]
Grateful for assistance.

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Re: Sitemap problems- all have same priority
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2009, 04:45:31 PM »
I mean sitemap URL that you submit, not website URL.
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Re: Sitemap problems- all have same priority
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2009, 04:54:28 PM »
Hello, I have just generated another sitemap with your site and have  resubmitted this as sitemap7.xml and am awaiting the response of google.

This now reads as follows:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
- <urlset xmlns="[external links are visible to admins only]" xmlns:xsi="[external links are visible to admins only]" xsi:schemaLocation="[external links are visible to admins only] [external links are visible to admins only]">
- <!--  created with Free Online Sitemap Generator www.xml-sitemaps.com
  -->
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>1.00</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-25T16:41:06+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-25T16:41:06+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-25T16:41:06+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-25T16:41:06+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-25T16:41:06+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-25T16:41:06+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-25T16:41:06+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-25T16:41:06+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-25T16:41:06+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-25T16:41:06+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
- <url>
  <loc>[external links are visible to admins only]</loc>
  <priority>0.80</priority>
  <lastmod>2009-01-25T16:41:06+00:00</lastmod>
  <changefreq>yearly</changefreq>
  </url>
  </urlset>

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Re: Sitemap problems- all have same priority
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2009, 08:12:48 AM »
I am now still getting the same warning sign i.e all have same priority. Is my URL:- [external links are visible to admins only]
Grateful for assistance to avoid the warning.
Regards, Gracie

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Re: Sitemap problems- all have same priority
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2009, 03:31:09 AM »
I just submitted your sitemap7.xml and it has been parsed fine:

sitemap7.xml    Sitemap    4 minutes ago    OK    11


Sitemap summary
Property    Status
Sitemap type    Web
Format    Sitemap
Submitted    6 minutes ago
Last downloaded by Google    5 minutes ago
Status    OK
Total URLs in Sitemap    11
Sitemap errors and warnings
No errors or warnings found.
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Re: Sitemap problems- all have same priority
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2009, 10:49:14 AM »
Many thanks for the feedback. It still has a warning on Google with the same priority message. Will this change?
Regards.

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Re: Sitemap problems- all have same priority
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2009, 11:25:58 PM »
Did you try to resubmit sitemap7.xml  to Google?
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