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    Error with Sitemap in Google Webmaster's Dashboard

    I am facing an error which I don't have any clue how to correct.I have my site listed in google webmasters and have the sitemap submitted as well....The sitemap is good for the past few months and now suddently I am seeing an error which states that "Google Bot cannot reach my sitemap"...but when I checked its working perfectly well....what could be the problem??

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    1. It could be a Google error. Google frequently screws up. I've occasionally seen pages that have been gone for over a year that Webmaster Tools reports as 404 errors, even though there aren't any links anywhere to the obsolete URLs. The obsolete URLs are generating a proper 404 status code, which means that G should have removed them from their index shortly after the pages were removed.

    2. If the sitemap is in the root directory (where it should be) you should not have to tell GoogleBot where to find it, but you can try adding the sitemap path directive to the robots.txt file.

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    Google, Yahoo and MSN all use this.
    
    Sitemap: http://www.mydomain.com/sitemap.xml
    Everything in the robots.txt file is case sensitive, so make sure that this is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    1. It could be a Google error. Google frequently screws up. I've occasionally seen pages that have been gone for over a year that Webmaster Tools reports as 404 errors, even though there aren't any links anywhere to the obsolete URLs. The obsolete URLs are generating a proper 404 status code, which means that G should have removed them from their index shortly after the pages were removed.

    2. If the sitemap is in the root directory (where it should be) you should not have to tell GoogleBot where to find it, but you can try adding the sitemap path directive to the robots.txt file.

    Code:
    Google, Yahoo and MSN all use this.
    
    Sitemap: http://www.mydomain.com/sitemap.xml
    Everything in the robots.txt file is case sensitive, so make sure that this is correct.
    Do I just add this code in the robot.txt file??

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