error in Google sitemap
« on: September 26, 2009, 05:17:43 AM »
Can someone please explain Step 3 of the 4 steps for generating the sitemap using the Free Online Sitemap Generator as  given in the homepage?

Step 3: "You will see the generated sitemap details page, including number of pages, broken links list, XML file content and link to a compressed sitemap. Download the sitemap file using this link and put it into the "public_html/" folder of your site."

Here is what I did:

1) Generated the codes according to Step 2
2) Copied the codes and pasted into Dreamweaver; named and saved the file as "sitemap.xml"
3) Confirmed the sitemap file was at my root folder of my website in my PC
4) Went to Filezilla (FTP software). Found the sitemap file was at the Local folder; transferred  the sitemap file from Local to Remote folder, thereby transferring the sitemap to my host server
5) Went into my Google Webmaster Tools and submitted the sitemap to Google

There seems to be some error somewhere as the attached screenshot shows

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Did I do something wrong? Doesn't 'put it in the "public_html/ " folder of your site' mean a normal FTP process? Is there a simpler way?


« Last Edit: September 26, 2009, 05:23:36 AM by vincewwk »
Re: error in Google sitemap
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2009, 10:04:21 PM »

looks like sitemap formatting has been altered by dreamweaver, what is your sitemap URL?