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What's Google Bot Looking At with All-In-One XML Files???
November 27, 2012
7:49 pm
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rjay266
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I’m trying to understand how things work with regards to Google and other Bots.

If I understand correctly in regards to XML, when I select notify Google and Bing, they come to my site and do their thing.

all-In-One creates/updates two xml files when update sitemap is selected. Sitemap.xml and Sitemap.xml_gz

What concerns me is that when I update site map in XML, google shows up almost immediately and goes to the Sitemap.xml_gz file.

My sitemap links are stored in Sitemap.xml. Sitemap.xml_gz is an empty file.

I am observing this with a plugin called “Visitor Maps – View Who’s Online”

Google just sits on this empty file for a while, then drops off. Am I missing something?

Can someone explain to me what is happening?

Also, I have not seen Bing interact with either of these xml files.

Thanks,

RJay

November 28, 2012
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November 28, 2012
11:21 am
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That worked. I deleted both files and updated site map with compression unchecked. only the file with the links was recreated.

Waiting to see if the bots latch onto the remaining xml.

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