Google Status Warnings HTTP Error: 301 (moved permanently)
« on: June 05, 2009, 03:24:20 PM »
I submitted my first sitemap to Google on April 13, 2009.
Since then Google webmaster Tools always has a Status Warnings.
I have 13716 URLs in my Sitemap
But Google reports only 180 URLs indexed in the Sitemap.

In the Sitemap errors and warnings I see the folloging:

When we tested a sample of URLs from your Sitemap, we found that some URLs redirect to other locations. We recommend that your Sitemap contain URLs that point to the final destination (the redirect target) instead of redirecting to another URL.
HTTP Error: 301 (Moved permanently)

Here is an example of the problem urls reported.

Notice that index.html is missing at the end of the URL.
All the URLs on my site end with index.html, therefore if you enter an URL without the index.html, you will be redirected (301) to the correct URL.

Also if you consult my sitemap, you will notice that all URLs have the index.html at the end.

Well the big question now is, why is Google constantly reporting URLs from my sitemaps with 301 redirections?
These URLs without the index.html don't even exist in my sitemap.xml

Please Help!
Re: Google Status Warnings HTTP Error: 301 (moved permanently)
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2009, 12:07:40 PM »

perhaps those were old indexed URLs. I've just submitted your sitemap and got no warnings:
Property    Status
Sitemap type    Web
Format    Sitemap
Submitted    9 hours ago
Last downloaded by Google    6 hours ago
Status    OK
Total URLs in Sitemap    13732
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Re: Google Status Warnings HTTP Error: 301 (moved permanently)
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 01:41:33 PM »
Thanks, but why am i not seeing the same as you in my Google Webmaster tools.

I still see the same problems???

What about you?

Sitemap summary
Property                                Status
Sitemap type                         Web
Format                                   Sitemap
Submitted                              Apr 13, 2009
Last downloaded by Google  5 hours ago
Status                                    Warnings
Total URLs in Sitemap           13732
Indexed URLs in Sitemap      180