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#21 2008-10-22 09:32:55

Gallex
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Registered: 2006-10-08
Posts: 1,134

Re: rah_sitemap

it seems to me that somehow google doesn’t like to submit article urls from your sitemap. :(

my homepage/host setup:
Server: Apache/2.0.61/DataZone SP 2.0 (Unix)
PHP version: 5.2.6

rah_sitemap 2.0
Don’t include articles in sitemap unchecked

and google webmaster tool result:
Sitemap stats
Total URLs: 39
Indexed URLs: 15

only 15 from 39… :(
or i’m missing something?

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#22 2008-10-22 10:26:19

Gocom
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From: Helsinki, Finland
Registered: 2006-07-14
Posts: 4,533
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Re: rah_sitemap

Gallex wrote:

or i’m missing something?

I don’t wanna be meanie or dream-destructiondevice, but afraidly, you are :)

It’s just how many URLs are indexed in the index, and it has nothing to do with the sitemap if it is valid (as it is). And as the sitemap is valid (and all sitemaps are like rah_sitemap only xml sitemaps that provide link to google), if google doesn’t update all urls to the index, well then they don’t.

Also remember that urls aren’t going to be indexed instantly; it can take weeks. Remember that google crawls a lot of material constantly, and all URLs have to be crawled that they can be indexed. And after crawling goes the index updating, and plus updating your own webmastertool index.

Points:

  • nothing to do with the sitemap (as it is valid, and not causing errors)
    • Sitemaps only provide links.
  • more likely it’s all about everything else cats, dogs and the site itself – plus Google.
  • Google can deside what the index and what the won’t.
  • Indexing isn’t live, it takes really a hell of a lot time.
  • Pokemons are cute, but not real animals, and they have nothing to do with sitemaps (randomness) :D

Also you might wanna read google webmastertool tiptools&popups. Quote from the same Sitemap index page where you get your stats.

The stats on the Sitemap Details page are a close approximation of the status of your URLs. We don’t guarantee that our system will index all the URLs in a Sitemap, and it’s normal for some pages not to be indexed.

Last edited by Gocom (2008-10-22 10:43:50)

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#23 2008-10-22 12:48:18

Gallex
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Registered: 2006-10-08
Posts: 1,134

Re: rah_sitemap

that’s what i wanted to hear from you – a lecture about google indexing. thank’s ;)

i’m really “green” about this topic, sorry my dumb questions

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#24 2008-10-22 14:06:34

thebombsite
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From: Exmouth, England
Registered: 2004-08-24
Posts: 3,251
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Re: rah_sitemap

Thanks for the update Jukka. I have things the way I want them now but I noticed that in the first block of “Advanced Options” you haven’t included the “Exclude all link-type category URLs” option. I am able to exclude them from the main categories listing so no big problem, but for the sake of consistency I think that option needs adding. :)


Stuart

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#25 2008-10-22 21:01:23

Gocom
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From: Helsinki, Finland
Registered: 2006-07-14
Posts: 4,533
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Re: rah_sitemap

thebombsite wrote:

Thanks for the update Jukka. I have things the way I want them now but I noticed that in the first block of “Advanced Options” you haven’t included the “Exclude all link-type category URLs” option

All lol@me, cuz I’m totally losing my brains :D I (somehow) totally forgot that Textpattern has links while writing advanced options prefs list (maybe I was too sleepy). Adding today night.

Colak wrote:

My only request would be to provide the option in the “Add custom URL” for urls outside the txp install…

Will add checkbox option to use base domain instead of full install path if TXP is installed to subdir :-)

Last edited by Gocom (2008-10-22 21:02:03)

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#26 2008-10-23 06:43:12

colak
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From: Cyprus
Registered: 2004-11-20
Posts: 7,320
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Re: rah_sitemap

Gocom wrote:

Will add checkbox option to use base domain instead of full install path if TXP is installed to subdir :-)

Thanks!!! also… is there a way to include subdomains outside the txp install?


Yiannis
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#27 2008-10-23 08:49:39

Gocom
Plugin Author
From: Helsinki, Finland
Registered: 2006-07-14
Posts: 4,533
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Re: rah_sitemap

colak wrote:

Thanks!!! also… is there a way to include subdomains outside the txp install?

Afraidly it’s “kinda impossible”. Ideally sub domains will need seperate sitemap cause the domain differs, only the domain where the sitemap is located can be included in the sitemap URL tree, and as we know, sub domain makes the difference.

Last edited by Gocom (2008-10-23 08:58:29)

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#28 2008-10-23 09:21:28

colak
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From: Cyprus
Registered: 2004-11-20
Posts: 7,320
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Re: rah_sitemap

Gocom wrote:

and as we know, sub domain makes the difference.

you are the man!!! didn’t know about this.


Yiannis
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neme.org | hblack.net | LABS | State Machines | Respbublika! | NeMe @ github

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#29 2008-10-23 12:51:46

ian_ep
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Registered: 2004-02-29
Posts: 25

Re: rah_sitemap

I’d really like to use this plugin on a three-language site built on the MLP.

The plugin seems to work fine and the sitemap gets generated OK. But all the URLs in the sitemap lack the relevant MLP language code, which rather negates the point of having a sitemap … ;-)

In other words MLP generates URLs like this:

http://www.example.com/de/132/schmerzen
http://www.example.com/en/76/the-pain

But the sitemap contains this:

http://www.example.com/132/schmerzen
http://www.example.com/76/the-pain

Both URL forms work, but I’d prefer to only point to the language specific versions.

Any suggestions?

Last edited by ian_ep (2008-10-23 12:53:51)

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#30 2008-10-23 13:36:59

maniqui
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From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Registered: 2004-10-10
Posts: 3,070
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Re: rah_sitemap

ian_ep, there is a modified version of jmd_sitemap which supports MLP.


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