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Google Tools Error: Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page
« on: September 07, 2013, 06:52:00 AM »
Sitemap in question is [external links are visible to admins only].
The site is a redirected domain and actual url is [external links are visible to admins only].
Generator is running fine and creates sitemaps without error.
Generator url is [external links are visible to admins only] ([external links are visible to admins only])
Version is updated to latest. This previous worked when rkrinvestigations.com was an html site but it has been converted to Wordpress site.
Thanks for any help.

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Re: Google Tools Error: Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2013, 07:18:19 AM »
Hello,

what is the sitemap URL you submit to google?
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Re: Google Tools Error: Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 09:20:16 AM »
[external links are visible to admins only]
[external links are visible to admins only] is already filled out on the google tools sitemap page and there is no way to change it.
BTW, Bing seems to have no problem with the sitemap.

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Re: Google Tools Error: Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 01:08:26 PM »
Hello,

make sure that you have both domains (checkyourmate and rkrinvestigations) added and verified in your google webmaster account.
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Re: Google Tools Error: Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2013, 06:19:52 PM »
They are.

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Re: Google Tools Error: Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2013, 09:10:29 PM »
I submitted the map under my rkrinvestigations google account and it found no problems. I checked the source code of [external links are visible to admins only] and found"<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
   "[external links are visible to admins only]">" as the head. I guess its the forwarding adding that head. Don't know if anything can be done about that.

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Re: Google Tools Error: Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2013, 07:06:54 PM »
You would need to submit sitemap under domain where URLs are pointing to.
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