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Faq Why i receive errors or warnings in my Google Webmasters Tools for sitemap?

Why i receive errors or warnings in my Google Webmasters Tools for sitemap?

Created on:Monday, 30 June 2014 14:49

After submitting sitemaps to Google Webmasters Tools you may be prompted for some warnings or errors.

In this case look exactly at details of the warning to understand possible reason.

Often this can be due to some urls that are blocked by your robots.txt. If this is the case, change the robots.txt disallow rules accordingly or exclude that links from sitemap. In some other cases the XML sitemap is not valid due to XML document not well formed. Ensure that you are submitting the right link for XML sitemap generation and not that used for HTML sitemap.


Usually warnings received in your Google Webmasters Tools don't prevent sitemap indexing. In most of the cases for example when links are disallowed by robots.txt, only these links are simply ignored.