Indexed wrong URL
« on: January 07, 2011, 02:01:17 AM »
Hi, I have problem to use the standalone xml sitemaps recently (it were fine before). Our Website has many URLS in this format:

    http://<domain name>/categories.php?category=Bamboo&topcat1=Bamboo&subvar5=WOMEN&subvar5v=1

But they look like below in the sitemap.xml after crawling -- category value disappeared! :

    http://<domain name>/categories.php?category=&topcat1=Bamboo&subvar5=WOMEN&subvar5v=1

Thereby these URLs were not further crawled and number of indexed URLs in sitemap.xml has greatly reduced.

However, these URLs were indexed correctly when I use the online free version.

I appreciate your help and comment
« Last Edit: January 07, 2011, 02:03:42 AM by keithliu »
Re: Indexed wrong URL
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011, 08:51:04 AM »

could you please PM me your generator URL and an example URL that is not included in sitemap and how it can be reached starting from homepage?
Re: Indexed wrong URL
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011, 01:12:38 AM »
I got "You are not allowed to send personal messages." when I tried to send you PM. I have sent you an email ( instead.

Thank you so much
Re: Indexed wrong URL
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2011, 01:55:16 PM »

you have incorrect canonical meta tags on your pages, for instance on page it's set to:
<link rel="canonical" href="" />

You should either correct your canocical tags (which is better), or disable canonical urls support in generator configuration.
Re: Indexed wrong URL
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2011, 02:02:33 AM »
yes, that's why and it works now! Thank you so much!