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08-08-2007, 10:28 PM
I used ror sitemap to create a sitemap, submited it to goolge and I get this message from goolge

A tag is an XML element. For instance, in the following snippet, <loc> is a tag.
<url> <loc>http://www.example.com/</loc> <lastmod>2005-01-01</lastmod> <changefreq>monthly</changefreq> <priority>0.8</priority> </url>
You might see this error if your Sitemap file is missing a required tag. For instance, in the following snippet, the <loc> tag is missing, and would trigger this error. <url> <lastmod>2005-01-01</lastmod> <changefreq>monthly</changefreq> <priority>0.8</priority> </url>Note the line number listed and see the protocol document (http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/protocol?hl=en) for information on required tags. Once you have fixed your Sitemap, resubmit it.

Should I be concerned about this error, use a different sitemapper, fix it? I don't really understand how to fix it.


08-09-2007, 01:14 AM
Yes you should be concerned as your sitemap will not work.

Fix this error by reading below...

Provide a brief statement describing your RSS feed
by adding a "<description></description>" element as a sub-element of
the <channel></channel>" element.

Open your sitemap up in notepad and make the following changes...

Example: The top of your feed html will look like this... (add the bit in red as I have, obviously changing the words for your site description)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!-- This file is a ROR Sitemap for describing this website to the search engines. For details about the ROR format, go to www.rorweb.com (http://www.rorweb.com/). -->
<rss version="2.0" xmlns:ror="http://rorweb.com/0.1/" >
<channel><description>enter your brief description here</description>
<title>ROR Sitemap for http://www.tysoneducationalsystems.com/</title (http://www.yoursite.co.uk/%3C/title)>

08-10-2007, 12:14 AM
Thanks! I'll try that, wouldn't it be nice if the sitemap would not create an error. I notice that over 9000 members have downloaded ror sitemap. Do all of those have the same problem? I've also emailed info@rorwb.com and received no answer!