Zero pages being indexed... worked fine before
« on: March 23, 2014, 05:27:10 AM »
I've been using XML sitemaps since purchasing in 2011, but all of a sudden it is no longer working. Every time I try to run it, it results in "Total pages index: 0" and no site maps. Tried reinstalling several times. Deleting everything, then reinstalling. Playing with settings etc... Nothing working.

Here is the debug output from an attempted run:
Links depth:
Current page:
Pages added to sitemap:
Pages scanned: (0.0 KB)
Pages left: (+ queued for the next depth level)
Time passed: 0:00:00
Time left: 0:00:00
Memory usage:
| 0.3 |
============================================================ 2014-03-23 08:22:17 | 1.3 |
[ 1 - index.php, 1] | 1.3 |
{ http://www.mywebsite.com/index.php }

| 1.3 |

*** *** http://www.mywebsite.com/index.php
| 1.3 |
[[[ 200 OK ]]] - 0.02s (0.00 + 0.00) array ( 'date' => 'Sun, 23 Mar 2014 08:22:18 GMT', 'server' => 'Apache/2.2.3 (Red Hat)', 'x-powered-by' => 'PHP/5.3.3', 'set-cookie' => 'start_page=Neworder2; expires=Tue, 22-Apr-2014 08:22:18 GMT; path=/; domain=mywebsite.com', 'vary' => 'Accept-Encoding', 'content-encoding' => 'gzip', 'content-length' => '8554', 'connection' => 'close', 'content-type' => 'text/html; charset=UTF-8', 'x_csize' => 29415, )| 1.3 |

NEXT LEVEL:1
| 1.3 |
({skipped index.php - lu - http://www.mywebsite.com/index.html})
| 1.3 |
(memory up: 1,308.4 Kb)
| 1.3 |
[ 1 - index.html, 1] | 1.3 |
{ http://www.mywebsite.com/index.html }

| 1.3 |

*** *** http://www.mywebsite.com/index.html
| 1.3 |
[[[ 301 Moved Permanently ]]] - 0.00s (0.00 + 0.00) array ( 'date' => 'Sun, 23 Mar 2014 08:22:18 GMT', 'server' => 'Apache/2.2.3 (Red Hat)', 'location' => 'http://www.mywebsite.com/', 'vary' => 'Accept-Encoding', 'content-encoding' => 'gzip', 'content-length' => '246', 'connection' => 'close', 'content-type' => 'text/html; charset=iso-8859-1', 'x_csize' => 322, )| 1.3 |

NEXT LEVEL:2
| 1.3 |
({skipped index.html - lu - http://www.mywebsite.com/})
| 1.3 |
[ 1 - , 1] | 1.3 |
{ http://www.mywebsite.com/ }

| 1.3 |

*** *** http://www.mywebsite.com/
| 1.4 |
[[[ 200 OK ]]] - 0.01s (0.00 + 0.00) array ( 'date' => 'Sun, 23 Mar 2014 08:22:18 GMT', 'server' => 'Apache/2.2.3 (Red Hat)', 'x-powered-by' => 'PHP/5.3.3', 'set-cookie' => 'start_page=Neworder2; expires=Tue, 22-Apr-2014 08:22:18 GMT; path=/; domain=mywebsite.com', 'vary' => 'Accept-Encoding', 'content-encoding' => 'gzip', 'content-length' => '8554', 'connection' => 'close', 'content-type' => 'text/html; charset=UTF-8', 'x_csize' => 29415, )| 1.4 |

NEXT LEVEL:3
| 1.4 |
({skipped - lu - http://www.mywebsite.com/index.html})
| 1.4 |
(memory: 1,311.9 Kb)
| 1.4 |
(saving dump)
| 1.4 |


Crawling completed
Completed

Total pages indexed: 0
Creating sitemaps...
Creating HTML sitemap...
Re: Zero pages being indexed... worked fine before
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2014, 04:13:07 PM »
Hello,

please let me know your generator URL/login in private message to check this.
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Re: Zero pages being indexed... worked fine before
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 09:07:44 PM »
Got an answer in private message, but the gist of it, and something that might help others here is that I had an incorrect canonical meta tag in the header of my start page.

This happened because we were doing conversion optimization testing and when you test alternate versions of your home page, you can use canonical meta tags to specify the original page (and content) you are testing variations of. We ended up switching over to a .php homepage from a .html one and the .php one canonically referenced the .html one. XML sitemaps didn't like that.