google says sitemap is empty but it isn't
« on: August 13, 2009, 03:12:14 PM »
when I run the Standalone XML Sitemap Generator everything seems to work okay, the sitemap.xml is generated and I can see the URL's, but when I try to add it to google webmaster, I get an error: Empty Sitemap
Your Sitemap does not contain any URLs. Please validate and resubmit your Sitemap.

but I can see it's not empty.

does anybody know why I get this error?

Here's some of the output:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<urlset
      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/sitemap.xsd">
<!-- created with Standalone Sitemap Generator www.xml-sitemaps.com (16582) -->

  <url>
       <loc>http://www.winprizesonline.com/</loc>
       <lastmod>2009-08-13T06:16:39+00:00</lastmod>
       <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
       <priority>0.5000</priority>
  </url>
  <url>
       <loc>http://www.winprizesonline.com/about.php</loc>
       <lastmod>2009-08-13T06:16:39+00:00</lastmod>
       <changefreq>daily</changefreq>
       <priority>0.4000</priority>
  </url>

« Last Edit: August 13, 2009, 03:16:35 PM by account2 »
Re: google says sitemap is empty but it isn't
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2009, 10:56:21 PM »
Hello,

what is the sitemap URL you submit?
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Re: google says sitemap is empty but it isn't
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2009, 07:34:06 AM »
it's
http://www.winprizesonline.com/sitemap.xml

when I donwload the file I can see the sites listed....
Re: google says sitemap is empty but it isn't
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2009, 02:48:34 PM »
Hello,

it opens as empty file for me, please try to reupload sitemap.xml.
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