November 17, 2012
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.
October 16, 2011