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Tue, Oct 16, 2012 9:22 PM

Sitebuilder Plus: Sitemap

Sitebuilder Plus: Sitemap
Here are some instructions to create and add a sitemap to your website.

  1. Go to http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/.

  2. Scroll to the bottom and enter your domain name at the Starting URL section.

  3. Click the Start Button (don't worry about the information between your domain and the start button).

  4. After the website refreshes, you'll get a message that your sitemap is ready. Click the 1st link under the Download Sitemap section.




  5. Save the xml file to your desktop.

  6. Go back to or sign in to your website account.

  7. Click Websites Manager in the left navigation menu. Then, click Edit Site.




  8. Click your domain name or sitename at the top and select View File Manager from the drop-down menu.




  9. At the top, click Import and upload the sitemap.xml file that you saved to your computer.


  10. In the file manager, find the sitemap.xml file. Right click on the file, then select Publish.


Note:
To help get your website indexed faster, we recommend that you setup Google Webmaster Tools. This is a free software that Google offer and gives great insight into your website's visibility online. You can also upload your sitemap into their tool to keep track on how many of your pages have been indexed.

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152 Points

9 y ago

Hi I have been having real problems trying to get the sitemap correct. Google keeps saying there is a problem. Either it's not in my footer or files and They keep getting a 404 response Page not found? I have been working on this site for a couple of months now and could really use someones help. I put the Sitemap in my files I have seen it as well as published it but still not working. It's New Years Eve and I really want to start the year off right. Please help.
Thanks Danielle. My website: www.tgcrg.com

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Placing sitemap in footer and files.

91 Messages

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6.8K Points

9 y ago

Great document and instructions. Was able to create the file and upload to Google without issue...unfortunately 'sensitive' Bing is still showing 'Pending'.

1 Message

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112 Points

8 y ago

i have a xml sitemap that i need to upload to the domain root folder of my site. how do i do that

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
how to upload a xml sitemap.

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502 Points

8 y ago

Stite map, does anyone know how to generate a site map, i have noticed that people are searching in categories that i havent had for a long time. I want to be sure that the old site map has been deleted and a new one has indeed been generated. It seems like the old site map keeps being submitted to google with some new additions. I want to delete the old and be sure that the new one is correct.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Generating a new updated site map.

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132 Points

8 y ago

Now that intuit forced me to update to sitebuilder plus, Im getting emails from bing saying I need to update my sitemap. How do I do that with the new sitebuilder plus?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Add a sitemap with sitebuilder plus.

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200 Points

8 y ago

Completed these steps over and over. Google webmaster tools says "General HTTP error: 404 not found HTTP Error: 404" xml site maps says "Page Not Found
We apologize for the inconvenience. The page you have requested does not exist or has been moved. Please check to make sure that the URL you entered is accurate." Called support and no help. Everyday I regret using Intuit/Homestead for this site. -KH

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168 Points

8 y ago

where do I insert my site's robots.txt file to get the sitemap indexation report? and where do I insert the sitemap file as I have already gernerated it.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
What is a reboots text file? and how do I insert a site map in it?.

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132 Points

8 y ago

I have some generated sitemaps and I'd like to load them in to my domains public html directory. How can I do this? Thanks in advance! ;-)

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
how do i upload a sitemap?.

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216 Points

8 y ago

I had the same problem: Sitemap not working !!
The answer is not here so I'll tell you :
After you follow the instructions above, you must right click the sitemap file, and then hit "PUBLISH". This is very important !
Normally it should be working !

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110 Points

8 y ago

OK, looks easy enough however, I have over 1000 pages. The solution you offer only gives me up to 500 pages. I bought the paid version that supports unlimited pages but, homestead doesn't offer a FTP folder to put it in. How do I get this to work?

Please help!

Ivan Ontiveros

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132 Points

8 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
does Homestead to provide a site map?.

38 Messages

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1.2K Points

7 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How do I build a site map.


Bing requests a site map ? how does one do this??

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7.4K Points

7 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How often should you submit a site map to google.


I just added a new page to my site.  Do I need to resubmit a new site map to google?

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262 Points

7 y ago

Hello Mike F.  I have created many sitemaps using XML Sitemap Generator.  I recently tried to update one and the generator and other generators can only find one page now.  Could you tell me if there is something wrong on your end.  As I can no longer create a new Site map for the website:  www.dollshavens.com

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302 Points

7 y ago

We received an email from Google saying there was a problem with Googlebot trying to crawl our website.  It referenced an issue with projectplaylist.com but we have no connections to that company.  I spoke with your tech support who said the problem was due to bad links in my homemade site map an directed to these instructions. 

I followed these instructions to create a new Site Map for www.patriciahuttongalleries.com but it didn't work for me.  I downloaded the xml file created at xml-sitemaps.com to my computer and then imported that file into the Homestead file manager.  It was listed as a 'file' rather than a webpage. (I then clicked 'view' on the separate html file that was created and got a plain looking list of all of our pages).  When I opened the xml file, I also got a list but it included what I believe is html code.)  Per these instructions, I published that site map. Is your goal that we create a site map that is used only by search engines and is not linked on our site? If so, how would I create a linked site map that uses a template similar to the rest of our site?

Another issue is after I edit a page and save it and then publish it I get a question asking if I want to see the page after it's published.  After that I get a window that asks if I want to post the new page on a variety of social media web sites.  It also shows a link to our website but without the www and does not work.  I thought our site could be accessed by typing either with www or without www URL but now only the www version works.  What went wrong?