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    Default Sitemap

    Just recently had my account reset, server is now back online. When i run a sitemap for a url, zip files are included as if they are pages. Tried to run sitemap again, only index page was crawled. Is anyone wiser of the issue?

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    Default Re: Sitemap

    That is exactly why manual Sitemap creation is preferred: once you save the file, you can open it using Notebook and then edit it properly before uploading it to your public_hmtl/ directory. You should add the robots.txt file as well, thereby creating a complete set of Rules for the SE's.

    The robots.txt file

    Create Google-compliant Sitemaps Here

    More Discussion on Sitemaps

    Problems getting Google to verify

    There are a LOT of threads already posted in the Google and Search Engine Topics forums that detail the core principles that will prove useful to you as well.
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    Default Re: Sitemap

    Before account was reset, sitemap ran fine. Might there be something wrong with set-up of account after reset?

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    Arrow Re: Sitemap

    Quote Originally Posted by contactsaturn View Post
    Before account was reset, sitemap ran fine. Might there be something wrong with set-up of account after reset?
    No.

    Try publishing a couple of additional pages (named for pages you intend WILL be published at some point) as test pages (to be deleted or left to remain even if as blank 'placeholder' pages) and wait 3-4 hours after publishing them for the server to resolve, and THEN try it again.
    If this is a new domain, it will take at least 24 hours for the account to become spidered (different from being visited by SE bots), so give it time.

    Also, choose to change the XML file SE instructions to "Once A Week" for better results.

    And add the robots.txt file also after your site is finished being updated. Fill the glass completely!

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