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7/9/10
Original Poster
mckinney3

Sitemap link on Google yields error message not the sitemap

My site URl : http://pixelpointgraphics.com/
My sitemap.xml: http://pixelpointgraphics.com/sitemap.xml
 
I have a Wordpress site installed on the root of my host directory. I used Google XML Sitemaps Plug-in to generate the sitemap and submit to Google.
 
The plug-in has correctly created a sitemap and placed the map in the root of my directory. Google Webmaster Tools info shows the original date for an old sitemap as well as a "downloaded" date which corresponds to the plug-in submitted sitemap. The submitted URL's is also correct.
 
However, I discovered that Google Webmaster Tools has a problem when accessing the sitemap.xml file.
If I click on their link to the sitemap, I get an error message that reads:
 
Error loading stylesheet: An unknown error has occurred (805303f4)
http://pixelpointgraphics.com/wp-content/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/sitemap.xsl
 
If I access that path through a proxy server, I get this error message:
XML Parsing Error: no element found
Location: https://free.megaproxy.com/go/http://www.pixelpointgraphics.com/sitemap.xml
Line Number 1, Column 1:
 
If I just enter this address into a browser I get, the same error:
Error loading stylesheet: An unknown error has occurred (805303f4)
http://pixelpointgraphics.com/wp-content/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/sitemap.xsl
 
However if I enter the following link I get the correct sitemap:
http://pixelpointgraphics.com/sitemap.xml
 
The difference is whether I strip the www. out of the address or not. ALL other files and paths on the directory will resolve correctly regardless if I enter www.pixelpointgraphics.com/ or just pixelpointraphics.com/. ONLY the sitemap file will not resolve correctly if www. is included in the address.
 
So, I am at a loss to figure out what s going on and am worried that Google is not able to index my site properly. Thanks in advance for any direction.
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All Replies (3)
guesswhosucks
8/18/10
guesswhosucks
having the same issue. any luck?
Google user
9/5/10
Google user
Yeah I had a similar issue with my blog, tried both Google XML Sitemaps & Google XML Sitemaps with qTranslate Support
 
Submitted site to Google webmaster tools it seems to have a success but when I query the sitemap url it directs back to the www which presents the error
9/5/10
Original Poster
mckinney3
Google Site Map finally recogonized a problem and I found a message on my Info Panel stating that there was a problem.
 
The root cause seems to be that when I changed the domain nameservers, I also must have indicated that I wanted the site to be recognized as pixelpointgraphics.com and NOT www.pixelpointgraphics.com.
 
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE!
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