Invalid URL

A URL in your data feed is badly formed or contains invalid characters. There are several common reasons why you might receive this error:

  • Your URLs contain spaces
    Our system won't be able to process URLs containing spaces. Please replace any spaces with the appropriate escape sequence, "%20." For example, you should use:

    http://www.example.com/space%20here.html

    You shouldn't use the following form:

    http://www.example.com/space here.html

  • Your URLs contain backslashes
    Our system won't be able to process URLs containing backslashes (\). Please make sure your URLs only contain forward slashes (/).

  • Your feed contains relative URLs
    Please make sure your URLs begin with "http://" and include your domain name. We're unable to process feeds that only contain relative URLs. For example, you should use:

    http://www.example.com/main.html

    You shouldn't use any of the following forms:

    /main.html
    www.example.com/main.html
    http:www.example.com/main.html