Pinging Google and Removing broken links, How?
« on: August 24, 2006, 09:42:16 PM »

Just installed your product and it works great, so far, so good.

I have created the site map, checked the box which states ping google. I entered my login name and password for google at the config page for your sitemap main page. If this is correct how often will this ping google and how do I know when it does do this? I selected my sitemap to be re-created daily.

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Once, I crawled my site and compared it with what google has, how can I remove broken links from my newly created sitemap?

Re: Pinging Google and Removing broken links, How?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2006, 11:46:10 PM »

sitemap generator will ping google every time new sitemap is created.
Please note though:
1. the login/password you specify at configuration page is NOT your google account loogin, but access details for sitemap generator itself.
2. the "Change frequency" option specifies a rough estimation on how often your pages are changed. To setup automatic sitemap re-generation you should create a system cron job at your server to execute sitemap generator at specified time (or just regularly manually generate sitemap).
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Re: Pinging Google and Removing broken links, How?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2006, 03:44:12 AM »

Ok, thanks I was able to get the cron job setup to generate my sitemap.xml.gz so that part is working beautifully.