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Sitemap - big question

by mariank » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:35 am

I'm posting my question here and in sitemap FX since I've tried to post as a general question and been sent to individual MODs - I hope I can get a good answer here (I've left the question general)

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I'm asking about two MODs and a general question. (reviewing what I wrote I see this is pretty long but I really want to get to the bottom of it (and please don't tell me that forums are dynamic and don't really gain by sitemaps - Having last week's posts indexed is good too, plus I add my static pages)

I have tried both sitemap MODs (SEO sitemap and sitemap FX) separately since they both use sitemap.php

I then submit to my google webmaster tools http://childchat.org/sitemap.php and also http://childchat.org/sitemap.xml.gz (since I saw that in my files so I submitted it too - do I need it?)

Google seems to be indexing my posts but when I look at my site in seoquake it says sitemap: NO and XML sitemaps not found

When I look at my sitemaps in my browser all the posts are there but the top says This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.

http://childchat.org/sitemap.php from SEO site map has <url> and </url> surrounding every post

http://childchat.org/sitemap.php from sitemap FX has <sitemap> and </sitemap> surrounding every thread and then creates a site map for each thread

** As I wrote this I finally see he difference between what the two MODs create with sitemap Fx taking 2 steps and creating individual sitemaps for each thread while SEO sitemap has just one large site map - the result is the same

The little site maps created by sitemap FX are http://childchat.org/sitemap/50.xml but on top of that it still says This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below. And SEO quake says I still don't have any XML sitemaps (I don't think SEO sitemap creates those .XML files (maybe it does, I'm only running sitemap FX now)


So -my real question is: with all these sitemaps, why does SEO quake insist that I don't have any sitemaps and do I have or not?
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Re: Sitemap - big question

by Shredder » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:14 am

why does SEO quake insist that I don't have any sitemaps

Because of SEO quake don't accept .php files as a Sitemap. Most search engines (Google, Yahoo etc) will accept.

and do I have or not?

Yes.

Next add-on will allow you to use sitemap.xml instead of sitemap.php. To use this feature you need mod_rewrite installed and enabled on your server.

Open .htaccess file, find:

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<Files "config.php">

Add BEFORE:

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RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^sitemap.xml$ sitemap.php [L]
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